A casual look at the last year of superhero films reveals that the genre is in desperate need of revitalization. Outside of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 and Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, it was the weakest year for the genre since the first Avengers took the box office by storm. From The Flash, Ant-Man […] The post Why We Need More Black Superheroes On The Big Screen appeared first on NewsOne.

Ava DuVernay is widening her distribution company, AFFRM, and relaunching under a whole new name, Array. Her new and improved company will include films made by and about women and other minorities, because DuVernay understands that those are underserved markets, according to Variety. The Selma director already has two new films in the works for her newly […]

Black directors unite, and let’s all get down. That could have been the rallying call for the Black excellence that took over Twitter today. Starting at 10 am, Black directors such as John Singleton, Gina Prince-Bythewood, Tyler Perry, and Malcolm D. Lee joined Ava DuVernay for a Tweet-a-thon for the black filmmakers collective AFFRM (African […]

As previously reported Selma director Ava DuVernay is supposedly in talks with Marvel about working her magic on an upcoming superhero film. However, the name of another director in the running has been leaked. Rope Of Silicon has Rick Famuyiwa, director of the Sundance Film Festival-hit Dope, as someone else to possibly helm Marvel’s Black Panther film in addition to DuVernay. At the moment DuVernay is the only director […]

ARRAY, the multi-platform distribution label of the African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement (AFFRM), announced the acquisition of Slamdance 2014 Official Documentary Selection, “Vanishing Pearls.” Marking the directorial debut of  Louisiana native Nailah Jefferson, “Vanishing Pearls” will be released on April 18, 2014 to coincide with the fourth anniversary of BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil disaster.  ARRAY […]

Tim Story is one of Hollywood’s best kept secrets. While the fight for more Black directors behind the camera continues,  Story has helmed a major superhero franchise (“Fantastic Four”)  and cranked out comedic hits like “Barbershop,” “Think Like A Man” and the current #1 movie in the country, “Ride Along.”  All together, Story’s movies total […]

When the time came for the country to elect a new president, Obama wasn’t the only one feeling like they needed a change. In the new independent feature film by Neil Drumming, “Big Words,” the characters in the film are also searching for a change. Set in Brooklyn on that historical night in 2008, “Big […]

When it comes to independent black film making, AFFRM is leading the charge. Their distribution label ARRAY has recently gotten its hands on one of the biggest films on the independent circuit. AFFRM founder Ava DuVernay ARRAY, through its multi-platform, will be releasing the film “Big Words.” “Big Words” is a SlamDance Film Festival favorite […]

The second renaissance of black cinema continues in 2012,  as director Ava DuVernay unveiled the new and improved website for the African American Film Release Movement (AFFRM).  AFFRM, which celebrates fresh new voices in film, empowers and fosters new black indie talent and provide more truthful and contemporary images of the African-American community. AFFRM’s first […]

Director Ava DuVernay is back on the grind, continuing her crusade to elevate black cinema. After the smashing success of her 2011 feature debut, I Will Follow, DuVernay follows up with her second film, Middle of Nowhere.  A young woman (Emayatzy Corinealdi) struggles to maintain her marriage and her identity when her husband (Omari Hardwick) […]

Cassandra Freeman  has Rihanna to thank for tapping into her inner superwoman for Kinyarwanda.  “I would listen to ‘Run This Town’  to get into character” the actress shares. Freeman plays Lt. Rose, a tough as nails soldier, whose mission is to protect a group of refugees during the height of the Rwandan genocide.   The character […]