Category: Published Stories

Award Winners at the 2017 Harlem International Film Festival

Roberta Durrant’s KROTOA named Best Narrative Feature, Daniel Peddle’s GARDEN OF THE PEACEFUL DRAGON Best Documentary Feature Ilker Savaskurt’s GROOM’S BLOCK is Best World Film (Narrative) and Steven McGregor’s SERVANT OR SLAVE is honored as Best World Documentary Angela Robinson…

What Student Leaders and Students Say About Trump’s Executive Order Revoking Transgender Students Rights to Use the Bathrooms of Their Choice

By Carlos Diaz Pictures by Carlos Diaz On February 22, 2017, a Wednesday night, Donald Trump revoked the Obama executive order that allowed transgender students at public schools to use the bathroom based on their preferred gender identity. According to…

2017 Harlem International Film Festival, May 4 – 7

The 2017 Harlem International Film Festival announced the official selections for the 12th edition of the film festival taking place on May 4-7 at MIST Harlem (41 West 116th Street). Opening with the world premiere of Daniel Peddle’s inspirational documentary, GARDEN…

Kadia Goba Reviews GILBERT, 2017 Tribeca Film Festival Documentary Review

By Senior Editor and Special Correspondent Kadia Goba April 29, 2017 96 Minutes World Premiere   Director Neil Berkeley’s profiles an aging yet spry stand-up comedian in an unique approach to documenting professionals confronted with lifestyle changes brought on by…

Robert De Niro Does a Cha-Cha-Cha With His SNAPCHAT Debut @ Tribeca Film Festival Surprise

Robert De Niro got schooled in Snapchat at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival. Filmmaker Alex Berry, a finalist in Tribeca Snapchat Shorts, which is in its second year and this year expanded to an official section for storytelling on Snapchat,…

James Kelly at the Tribeca Games Festival

By Senior Editor and Special Correspondent James Kelly The Tribeca Games Festival will host panel discussions April 29 featuring the writers and creators of some of the most influential games in the industry. Besides a discussion with the legendary creator…

THE SENSITIVES, Tribeca Film Festival 2017 Documentary Film Review and Q&A Inextricably Linked – Part 1

“Whenever we are confronted as a society with an illness that we don’t understand, we put the blame on the people who are sick,” says Director Drew Xanthopoulos in an interview about the making of his trancendent, full length documentary…

Diego Luna and Constance Wu to Voice Characters in Virtual Reality Series, RAINBOW CROW

Edited by Gregg Morris Copyrighted © Pictures Courtesy Baobab Studios First Chapter to Premiere at 2017 Tribeca Film Festival Leading virtual reality company Baobab Studios announced has announced that Diego Luna (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) and Constance Wu…

VR, Gaming at the Tribeca Film Festival

By Senior Editor and Tribeca Film Festival Special Correspondent James Kelly The gaming industry is a new media frontier, the crest of the wave brought about by the Internet and computer generated animated films. Its contributions to story telling and…