"Time will tell how it works," said the actor-director-producer, "but we're coming in very small. We're here four days, we're not bringing the full complement of Sundance - we're bringing film and American music." The festival debuts in April 2012 at the O2 arena. The Guardian (UK) 03/15/11 Click here to read the entire article.
"It is late afternoon in Ouagadougou, a landlocked city in one of the world's poorest countries. Forty thousand people are packed tightly into a vast stadium, originally built to celebrate the renaming of Upper Volta as Burkina Faso, "the land of upright people". A thermometer shows that it is 100˚ in the shade. A posse … Continue reading The Burkina Faso Film Festival Fit a President
Founder Cassa Pancho: "All through ballet school I was really aware of the lack of black people around me. So for my dissertation I thought I would interview black women working in ballet and see what they had to say - but I couldn't find a single black woman working in ballet, and that really … Continue reading Ballet Black, London’s Company of Color
"Carlos Moore, [Fela Kuti's] only official biographer, claims the producers of Fela! breached his copyright by failing to credit his book, Fela: This Bitch Of A Life, as a source for the production." Moore is asking for $5 million in damages." The Guardian (UK) 11/09/10 Click here to read the entire article.
"Jones draws on a range of techniques, including African dance, American modern and postmodern dance, and ballet, but an important formative influence was contact improvisation, a form of partner-work that enables people of different heights, weights and strengths to interact." The Guardian (UK) 11/09/10 Click here to read the entire article.
Abbey Lincoln, jazz vocalist, actress and civil rights activist, passed away Saturday, August 14, 2010. She was 80 years old. The Black Film Center/Archive hosted a program in March 2010 which honored the film Nothing But a Man. Abbey Lincoln played the leading female role, Josie, in this film. The BFC/A extend our condolences to … Continue reading In Memorium: Abbey Lincoln
"The culture secretary, Jeremy Hunt, today confirmed plans to abolish the UK Film Council. … The move is part of a raft of DCMS cost-cutting measures that involve the merger, abolition or streamlining of 16 public bodies." The Guardian (UK) 07/26/10 Click here to read the entire article.
"Tate Modern has used the occasion of its 10th birthday to show how it is expanding its collection beyond Europe and North America, actively buying work from artists in countries from Algeria to Egypt to Iran." The Guardian (UK) 05/11/10 Click here to read entire article.