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By Elaine Hegwood Bowen, M.S.J. One Night in Miami The feature film debut of award-winning actress Regina King is screening through the 56th Chicago International Film Festival and will also be released in theatres on December 25. “One Night in Miami” will also be available on Amazon Prime on January...
By Elaine Hegwood Bowen, M.S.J. I have been able to virtually screen a few films that are available for moviegoers during the 56th Chicago International Film Festival, which is running until Sunday, October 25, 2020. With the 2020 tagline “Film Can Take You There” the 2020 Festival, created by award-winning...
Disney annotated “Dumbo” and other movies for including “negative depictions and/or mistreatment of people or cultures.” By Jeremy Blum, Huff Post A variety of older films on the Disney+ streaming service — including “Dumbo,” “Peter Pan” and “The Aristocats” — now carry strongly worded and unskippable disclaimers alerting audiences to racist...
By Elaine Hegwood Bowen, M.S.J. As they say, the show must go on. And for the 13th year, Walt Disney World Resort (WDW) is hosting 100 students from across the country to empower youth to Be 100 and make their dreams come true as part of the Disney Dreamers Academy...
Grammy®-winning vocalist Kurt Elling hosts a line-up of modern-day jazz greats for “Saturday Night at the Green Mill,” a new series of four livestream performances from the iconic Chicago club continuing with Makaya McCraven on Saturday, October 24. Kurt Elling has launched his Cocktail Hour: 25th Anniversary Virtual Concert Tour,...
By Elaine Hegwood Bowen, M.S.J. Lanre Olabisi’s film “A Storybook Ending” focuses on a Black man who kills a white cop in self-defense. Starring Rotimi Paul, Carra Patterson, Sawandi Wilson and Toni Ann DeNoble. “A Storybook Ending” focuses on a Black man who accidentally kills a white cop in self-defense. This topical...
Moore Performs Friday, October 16th On ‘Great Performances: GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends®’ on PBS “Hold On, I’m Comin’” featured during NBA Finals in Michelob ULTRA ‘Worth It’ commercial featuring Los Angeles Lakers starter Anthony Davis, Miami Heat’s Jimmy Butler, and more The Legendary Soul Man Sam Moore turns 85, and...
Powerful Documentary is Eye-Opening Call to Action, Urging Everyone to Use Their Vote & Their Voice! - Available for Streaming Now By Elaine Hegwood Bowen, M.S.J. Examining the ongoing reverberations of the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election from a women’s perspective, “Resisterhood” is a compelling and impactful documentary urging us all to...
By Elaine Hegwood Bowen, M.S.J. Each year during the Chicago International Film Festival, there are a few films that are presented as part of the Black Perspectives slate. This year—although the Festival is being presented virtually and in some drive-in theaters across the city—there are a number of films being...
By Raymond Ward, The New 411 Scheduled to open October 9, RETREAT at Currency Exchange Café will Serve as a Refuge and Sanctuary for Artists and Entrepreneurs Following the Closure of Critical Art Spaces Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic Rebuild Foundation, the arts, education and cultural development organization founded by artist...