Want create site? Find Free WordPress Themes and plugins.There is a euphoria in the air…about Black films today…the groundbreaking records of recent and past years speak to this. More Black directors received Best Director and Best Picture Oscar nominations in the past five years than in the rest of the history of the Academy Awards combined – and of the six Black directors that have been nominated for Best Director, outside of John Singleton’s nod for “Boyz In The Hood” (1991), all have come in the last decade. Best Picture winner “Moonlight” (Barry Jenkins, 2017) shed a rare light on the Black LGBTQ community; Best Original Screenplay winner “Get Out” (Jordan Peele, 2017) was a horror/thriller that broke stereotypes and attracted all kinds of audiences; Best Adapted Screenplay winner “BlacKkKlansman” (Spike Lee, 2018) portrayed a Black detective infiltrating the KKK; and the record-breaking smash hit “Black Panther” (Ryan Coogler, 2018), which generated $1 billion in worldwide gross box office receipts and became one of the top 5 domestic grossing movies of all time, featured a Black superhero and a pre-dominantly Black cast. New York Times spoke with filmmakers Julie Dash (“Daughters of the Dust,” 1991), Matty Rich (“Straight Out of… Read full this story
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