Hip-Hop continues to inspire, innovate, and shape the cultural soundtracks of our society. It speaks a language of the people while providing a creative lens for expression and discourse. With the passing of time comes the dreadful occurrence of losing legendary pioneers that have helped to positively impact and carve the complex and socially constructed legacy of hip-hop.
Director Dawn Porter combined her experience with law, policy, and film to introduce us to “Trapped”, a documentary aimed at enlightening audiences about the abortion debate through the lens of the service providers. Passionate about women’s health and an end to socioeconomic warfare on the working class, “Trapped” shares the narrative of the long term effects that TRAP Laws have placed on the majority of women’s health clinics around the country. The documentary has currently been making its rounds in the film festival circuit and is currently being distributed in select theaters this month. CINEMATIQ magazine talks to award-winning filmmaker, Dawn Porter about TRAP Laws, financing her projects, education, politics, and women’s rights..
Like it or not, ‘Nina’ starring Zoe Saldana is complete! The long-awaited and controversial biopic about singer, songwriter, pianist and (Black) civil rights activist, Nina Simone is set to be released in theaters, VOD and Digital HD on April 22, 2016 through RLJ Entertainment. The film chronicle Nina Simone and the rise to fame…
Reviewed by Michael Bruins for CINEMATIQ Magazine Directed by Dawn Porter. Screenplay, Porter, Sari Gilman | Camera (color, HD), Nadia Hallgren, Chris Hilleke; editor, Gilman; music, Paul Brill, Elizabeth Ziman; sound, Chris Burns, Jacob “Cubby” Falls, Judy Karp, Francisco Latorre, David Schumacher, Bob Silverthorne, Tyrell Williams; re-recording mixer, Pete Horner; line producer, Jennifer Partin; associate…
Battledream Chronical, a animated feature made its LA Premiere at the Pan African Film Festival this past Saturday February 6th in the Rave Cinema, Baldwin Hills Crenshaw.
In 2100, the empire of Mortemonde colonized almost all the nations of the Earth and reduced their populations to slavery.
The film aims to cover all the important aspects of not only Toni Braxton’s music career but also her personal life, however this may have been one of the let downs of the film. Because there were so many events to cover, the story line appears to be a little rushed. It’s an expected outcome for a teleplay with a very eventful story line but a limited time frame for showcasing.
Focusing on the experience of two black teenage Muslims living life in modern day New York City, director Jay Dockendorf introduces us to Naz & Maalik a film starring Curtiss Cook Jr. and Kerwin Johnson.