Interview with Victoria Mahoney on ‘Yelling to the Sky’ starring Zoe Kravitz, Gabourey Sidibe and Black Thought

17 year old Sweetness O’Hara, played by Zoë Kravitz (“X-Men: First Class” and daughter of Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet), is a good kid from a working class, albeit dysfunctional, family living in Queens, New York in Victoria Mahoney’s semi-autobiographical, debut film “Yelling to the Sky.”

Indie Film Review: Robert Townsend’s ‘In the Hive’

A great story translated into an OK film, “In the Hive” is the first Robert Townsend flick that I’ve seen since the early 90s. Nonetheless, it’s worth supporting in the theaters for three reasons

QBC Film Fest Garden Party Benefit: A night of jazz, R&B, soul at the Brooklyn Society of Ethical Culture on July 16th

Queer Black Cinema Institute (QBCI) will hold a Garden Party Benefit on Saturday, July 16, 2011 at the Brooklyn Society of Ethical Culture, to raise funds for its fourth Annual QBC Film Festival in Brooklyn.

Complete list of 2011 Sundance Film Festival winners

If you’re an indie film buff like myself, you’ll want to keep your eye out for these 2011 Sundance Film Festival winners that were announced on January 29, 2011…118 feature-length films were selected, representing 29 countries by 40 first-time filmmakers, including 25 in competition.

Kris Black’s “Blood” is Holly-Ween feast

With “The House that Jack Built” DVD recently released just in time for Halloween, producing partners Kris Black and Bruce Reisman are bidding a fond farewell to the horror-flick genre with the completion of their “love-hate letter” to independent horror movie-making “Blood Effects.”…early 2011 release.