The Cascade Festival of African Films opens this Friday, Feb. 5 with a showing of the award-winning "Teza" at 7 p.m. at the Hollywood Theatre. The opening night film will be attended by its Ethiopian director Haile Gerima. All films in the festival are free and open to the public...
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- A movie that began as a project in a University of Michigan film class has beaten out thousands of other entries for a spot at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. "Bilal's Stand," the creation of 25-year-old Michigan graduate Sultan Sharrief, will be screened Monday night as part of Sundance's new NEXT category for very low budget films.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- While Jeff Bridges and Sandra Bullock's chances for Academy Award gold were advanced with their trophies at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, the blockbuster "Avatar" may have felt a touch blue.
The Cascade Festival of African Films features Water First: Reaching the Millennium Development Goals – a documentary film directed by Amy Hart. The matinee screening will be shown at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6, in the Moriarty Arts and Humanities Building, Room 104, on the Portland Community College Cascade Campus. After the screening, Hart will be available for a question and answer session.
"I Can Do Bad All by Myself" is the sixth Tyler Perry play to be adapted to the big screen. Much like his previous productions, this faith-based message movie was crafted with an African American audience in mind, between all the down-home humor and earnest moralizing around universal themes particularly of relevance to the black community.