SPOTLIGHT April 2016: Emayatzy Corinealdi, Actress, Rising Star of MILES AHEAD

emayatzy1Emayatzy Corinealdi’s performance as Frances Taylor in Miles Ahead, Don Cheadle’s brilliant Miles Davis biopic, is pitch perfect. Following her feature debut as the lead in Ava DuVernay’s Middle of Nowhere, Miles Ahead establishes Corinealdi as an exceptionally strong actress who brings complex women characters to life on the big screen. We applaud her and want to see more. Read on…

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AWFJ Movie of the Week, March 28 – April 3: MILES AHEAD

Opening April 1, AWFJ’s Movie of the Week is Miles Ahead, an exploration of the life and music of legendary jazz musician Miles Davis, directed by and starring Don Cheadle. Read on…

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AWFJ Movie of the Week, April 27-May 3: AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON

Opening May 1, AWFJ’s Movie of the Week is Avengers: Age of Ultron, the latest instalment in the superhero franchise from writer/director Joss Whedon. This time round, the Avengers must team up to defeat the villainous Utron (voiced by James Spader). Read on…

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Kasi Lemmons talks “Talk To Me” with Jennifer Merin

Talk to Me is based on the life story of Petey Greene (Don Cheadle), a streetwise ex-con who hustled his way into a DJ gig at a DC radio station, and quickly became the influential tell-it-like-it-is voice of the black community during the 1960s, especially when riots erupted following the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Director Kasi Lemmons, just a child when Dr. King was killed, was profoundly effected by the event.

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