On Saturday, February 15 at 6:30 p.m. there will be a Town Hall at the Rave Cinemas 15 Baldwin Hills called: “Black Cinema Rebirth.” It will examine: Is Black Back?
Since the latter months of 2013, we have been experiencing an unprecedented number of Black Films on commercial theater screens. Are we experiencing the birth of a new era for Black cinema or is it just false labor?
With the success of films like “Think Like a Man,” “Best Man Holiday,” “The Butler” as well as the multi-Oscar nominated, Golden Globe Award winning “12 Years A Slave,” what’s the future for films with a predominately Black cast? Panelists discussing the who, what, and why of this new phenomenon include:
Gil Robertson (co-founder of the African-American Film Critics Association);
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- Sharon Johnson (Author);
- Loretta Devine (“Grey’s Anatomy,” “Jumping the Broom”);
- James Lopez, SVP of Production, Screen Gems-Sony Pictures Ent.; and
- Ed Rampell, Film historian/critic and co-founder of HollywoodProgressive.com.