Men Don’t CheatVirtual
Janae McCrae, a 35-year-old wife has lost trust in her husband Bryson and believes he has been unfaithful. She is further convinced by her best friend Romona that they leave no stone unturned to find irrefutable evidence of Janae's husband’s cheating.
Fantastic Negrito: Have You Lost Your Mind Yet?Virtual
Beyond the bombastic stage persona of Fantastic Negrito lies a 51-year-old survivor, hustler, and self- described ‘recovering narcissist’ named Xavier Dphrepaulezz. After his improbable midlife transformation from busking bluesman to back-to-back Grammy winner, Xavier is now ready to face his demons. Follow Xavier in his Oakland studio as he creates his newest album, laying bare his extraordinary journey and the many “hallucinations" he has experienced along the way. Following the structure of an album track list and featuring intimate and often hilarious interviews with philosopher- poet Xavier and his brilliant band of collaborators and close friends, the film traces his journey from early isolation as a Black Muslim kid in rural Massachusetts to Bay Area star with a global fanbase. Punctuated with a great soundtrack, this astonishing Madhatter ride transports the viewer through a uniquely mind-bending journey that thoroughly entertains.
Let The Church SayVirtual
Through the years of oppression and sacrifice one thing has remained: The Black church and its impact on Black culture today. Nevertheless, in the light of the current decline in church attendance amongst Blacks and the loss of its central role in African American communities, some would argue that the Black church is dead. Is it true? Where would the Black community be without the Black church? The perspectives of those interviewed will be the evidence of the investigation. This is the true story of the Black American church through the eyes of a Black American.
When Kat’s fiancé calls off their wedding the night before the big day, the ambitious but insecure Katya is devastated. Her long-time best friends, Noks and Lu, persuade her to go on her honeymoon to Zanzibar with them. What was meant to be a holiday away from their problems, soon turns to a holiday into their problems – but will their friendship survive a wild time in paradise? A wild, fun chick flick!
Tucked in a small shed, Safari’s holiday is shaping up to be the usual routine of not getting out until his neighbor Kiki interrupts his solitude.
The Africologist: Chronicles of AfricaVirtual
Africology is an interdisciplinary academic study of the history and culture of African people. This futuristic, highly original documentary swings between two distinct canvases - on the one hand, there is the science-fictional, 3D animated realm of the Africologist, a computer-generated fictional woman; and on the other hand, is the real-world, scientific and factual representation of Africa researched by director Valerio Lopes himself through his travels to sixteen African countries. Together they delve into the true history, science, and technological achievement of Africa. Viewers voyage through space and time discovering Africa’s true past and contributions to humankind. The destination of the journey is an authentic and accurately crafted interpretation of our world constructed from an African point of view.
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Eve After DarkVirtual
Opened on June 22, 1979, Eve’s After Dark was known as a high-class after-hours teen club, located in Los Angeles, CA. Serving as the home for the musical group, World Class Wreckin’ Cru showcasing the talents of Alonzo Williams (Owner & Founder) Sweet, Ron Ron, Billie T, Dr. Rock and Unknown DJ. In 1982, DJ Yella joined the Cru with Cli N tel and Dr. Dre joining soon after. In addition, becoming a launching pad for Eazy E, Ice Cube and other West Coast artists, DJs and entrepreneurs, Eve After Dark also amplified the careers of many East Coast rappers. Run D.M.C. and Kurtis Blow booked their first L.A. appearances at the dance club. From humble beginnings to Super Bowl LVI recognition, the story of Eve After Dark, is one man's triumph to create a safe space for Compton's youth in the early 1980s.
Flau’Jae Johnson is basketball and music’s next big star. Following in her father's footsteps -- rapper Camouflage who tragically died before she was born -- she hopes to carry his legacy behind the mic. Not only is she a rapper signed with Jay Z’s label; she is also one of the nation’s top recruits who is changing the face of basketball. As she closes out her high school career, she awaits one of the biggest moments of her life while in pursuit of stamping her claim as one the Georgia’s greats before heading to stardom at LSU. A story of legacy, overcoming tragedy and the pursuit of victory; a story of a young woman athlete on the precipice of greatness.
Storming Caesars PalaceVirtual
When Ruby Duncan faces harassment by a fraud-obsessed welfare department, she ignites “Mother Power,” mobilizing a welfare rights group to fight for justice, dignity, democratic participation, and an adequate income. When thousands of Las Vegas families are slashed from the rolls, Ruby launches “Operation Nevada” down the famed Strip. Featuring lost archival footage and a cast pivotal in these events, STORMING CAESARS PALACE reveals that it is the disenfranchised who stand up for America’s principle of justice for all. All but forgotten, this nimbly-paced documentary bears witness to how a group of dedicated and determined mothers with little education or funds organized to fight the Goliath of Nevada’s unfair and discriminatory policies and changed America’s social justice landscape forever. The embodiment of “People Power.”
Dancing the Twist in BamakoVirtual
It’s 1962 and Mali has just gained its independence from France and established a socialist government. The youth of Bamako dance the twist to rock & roll music newly imported from the West and dream of political renewal. In this environment, a passionate and impetuous love affair evolves between two youths, Samba, an idealistic young socialist, and the spirited Lara who is running from an abusive arranged marriage. Through the filter of their affair, viewers witness the many tensions in the society at this little-known moment of social change: socialism and the introduction of communal farming (for village tax purposes) versus the powerful capitalist interests of the traders; women’s rights versus traditional arranged marriages where ‘rape does not exist within marriage’; the authority of the elders versus that of the new order. Uncoupled from Western ideas about the evils of Socialism, the film gives a voice to both sides: both systems are Western imports from a Malian point of view. The story was inspired by the photographs of 1960s Malian photographer Malick Sidibe and is nourished by the enthusiasm and naivety of youth set against the political realities of the time.