Chicago Humanities Festival
Chicago Humanities Festival is announcing a full slate of compelling virtual programs in April, including conversations with groundbreaking authors, filmmakers, and scholars. April programs include conversations with: Victor Kossakovsky, filmmaker of the boundary-pushing animal documentary Gunda, on April 13 https://www.chicagohumanities.org/events/gunda-victor-kossakovsky/. Joy Harjo, America’s first Native Poet Laureate, on April 14...
ERIC SEALS
When Eric Seals made the jump from freelance videographer to business owner, he knew exactly what kind of equipment and cameras were needed to be successful. But he was less sure about his needs when it came to accountants, lawyers, insurance and bankers. “When I started, I just went to...
Gary native Mia Neal, hairstylist
By Elaine Hegwood Bowen, M.S.J. Black women’s hair and hairstyles have been at the forefront in news stories during the past few years. A few years ago, a Chicago native and former football player Matthew Cherry won an Oscar for his film titled “Hair Love.” It’s a 2019 animated short...
The African Diaspora International Film Festival, Women’s History Month Film Series,
The African Diaspora International Film Festival celebrates Women’s History Month virtually nationwide from March 26 to 29 with a selection of 18 films directed by women of color from 10 different countries. The film industry is a male dominated industry worldwide. The selection of films in ADIFF Women’s History Month...
FACETS, long celebrated for its acclaimed, yearly showcase for families and the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival (CICFF), will offer its annual summer Film Camps for children, ages 8 to 14, from Wednesday, June 23 through Friday, August 20, 2021. Classes offered will be Editing 101, Digital Animation, Storytelling...
James Jordan, Michael Jordan
By Elaine Hegwood Bowen, M.S.J. IMDb TV recently announced the April 2 premiere date for the original true-crime docu-series “Moment of Truth,” directed by Matthew Perniciaro and Clay Johnson. “Moment of Truth” tells the never-before-seen story behind the 1993 murder of beloved husband and father, James Jordan, in Robeson County,...
Kris Bowers
By Elaine Hegwood Bowen, M.S.J. Short Subject Documentary Contender from The New York Times Op-Docs “A Concerto Is A Conversation” Co-directed by rising Black Hollywood composer Kris Bowers (“Green Book,” “Bridgerton” and “The United States vs. Billie Holiday”). A virtuoso jazz pianist and film composer tracks his family’s lineage through his 91-year-old grandfather from Jim Crow...
March on Washington Film Festival (MOWFF) is thrilled to support the launch of the Obsidian Theatre Festival, a new and exciting celebration of Black stories featuring the work of emerging Black voices and illuminating the rich diversity of experiences relevant to the African Diaspora in America. The three-day festival will...
Bloodlands, ACORN TV
BAFTA-Nominated Actor James Nesbitt Stars in Four-Part BBC Drama  Starring award-winning Irish actor James Nesbitt (“The Missing” and “Cold Feet”), the intense Irish crime thriller “Bloodlands” made its exclusive U.S. and Canada debut on Monday, March 15, on Acorn TV, AMC Networks’ acclaimed streaming service specializing in British and international...
Tina Turner, HBO Max, documentary
HBO Documentary Films’ “TINA, An Intimate Portrait Of The Legendary Singer Tina Turner,” Debuts March 27 By Elaine Hegwood Bowen, M.S.J. HBO’s “TINA,” a feature documentary from Academy Award®-winning directors Dan Lindsay, T.J. Martin and Lightbox, is a revealing and intimate look at the life and career of musical icon Tina...