Monthly Archives: February 2017

Alien: Covenant. Trailer. Michael Fassbender. Katherine Waterston. Billy Crudup. Danny McBride. Demián Bichir. Carmen Ejogo. Amy Seimetz. Jussie Smollett.

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The path to paradise begins in hell.

Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created, with ALIEN: COVENANT, a new chapter in his groundbreaking ALIEN franchise. The crew of the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world. When they uncover a threat beyond their imagination, they must attempt a harrowing escape.

OKJA. Teaser Trailer. Tilda Swinton. Jake Gyllenhaal. Lily Collins. Paul Dano. Steven Yeun. Giancarlo Esposito.

From visionary Director Bong Joon Ho, this grand global adventure follows a friendship too big to ignore. Meet Mija, a young girl who risks everything to prevent a powerful, multi-national company from kidnapping her best friend – a massive animal named Okja. Following her across continents, the coming-of-age comedy drama sees Mija’s horizons expand in a way one never would want for one’s children, coming up against the harsh realities of genetically modified food experimentation, globalization, eco-terrorism, and humanity’s obsession with image, brand and self-promotion.

Alien: Covenant. Prologue: Last Supper. Michael Fassbender. Billy Crudup. Danny McBride. Demián Bichir. Carmen Ejogo. Amy Seimetz. Jussie Smollett.

The official prologue to Alien: Covenant introduces the crew of the mission as they gather for a final meal before entering cryosleep.

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Teaser Trailer. Oprah Winfrey. Rose Byrne. Courtney B. Vance. Renée Elise Goldsberry.

An African-American woman becomes an unwitting pioneer for medical breakthroughs when her cells are used to create the first immortal human cell line in the early 1950s.

Songs of My People: Reflections and Remembrance 25 Years Later [Exhibition]. Corcoran Gallery of Art. Opens Friday, February 10, 2017. Curated By Imani Cheers.

EXHIBITION

The group exhibition – Songs of My People: Reflections and Remembrance 25 Years Later. Curate by Imani Cheers. The exhibition opening will be Friday, February 10, 2017 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.

ARTISTS

Nana Agyemang, Reese Bland, Kwasi Boyd-Bouldin, D. Michael Cheers, Imani M. Cheers, Reginald Cunningham, Katina Douglas, Zinhle Essamauh, Monique Gamble, Crystal Holmes, Njaimeh Njie, Quam Odunsi, Quinton Pete, Ruddy Roye, Jamel Shabazz, Aaron Turner and Deborah Willis

DESCRIPTION

In 1989 an eclectic group of 50 African American photographers were assigned to travel across the country and document life in Black America – the good, bad and everything in between (the ordinary and extraordinary). They shot more than 5000 images over six-months. The photo exhibition titled, Songs of My People, African Americans: A Self-Portrait, debuted at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C 25 years ago.

Join us for a discussion about the lasting impact of this iconic photography project along with Ruddy Roye, Time Magazine’s Instagram Photographer of the Year, Dr. Rhea Combs, Curator of Film & Photography, National Museum of African American History and Culture, Dr. Deborah Willis, University Professor and Chair of the Photography Department & Imaging at NYU and Dr. D. Michael Cheers, one of the original editors and photographers, now the head of the Photojournalism department at San Jose State University.

The exhibition opening will be Friday, February 10 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. We will have a discussion from 6:30pm to 8:00pm about the original work and the current exhibition. This is the opening event for the exhibition Songs of My People: 25 Years Later — a collective that explores many of the original issues and highlights the progress African Americans have made in the last quarter of a century. The exhibition will be at Gallery 102 on George Washington’s campus, February 06, 2017 through March 03, 2017.

In 1992 the groundbreaking photo documentary project Songs of My People debuted to critical acclaim. Fifty African American photographers collaborated to document life in Black America. These visual storytellers embarked on assignments to more accurately, document pertinent issues such as police brutality, unemployment, poverty, income inequality, and homelessness.

Now, 25 years later, with the second term of the first African American President ending, what changes have been made and what issues remain?

How far has Black America come since the early 1990s? What challenges still plague our communities? Who are the emerging leaders on the front line for social change, the 21st Century Drum Majors for Justice, Equality and real Change? Who is the every day, ordinary people doing extraordinary things in the Black community? How can we continue to progress?

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It Comes at Night. Teaser Trailer. Joel Edgerton. Riley Keough. Christopher Abbott. Carmen Ejogo. Kelvin Harrison Jr.

A man (Joel Edgerton) learns that the evil stalking his family home may be only a prelude to horrors that come from within.

Secure within a desolate home as an unnatural threat terrorizes the world, the tenuous domestic order he has established with his wife and son is put to the ultimate test with the arrival of a desperate young family seeking refuge.

Despite the best intentions of both families, paranoia and mistrust boil over as the horrors outside creep ever-closer, awakening something hidden and monstrous within him as he learns that the protection of his family comes at the cost of his soul.

The Beguiled.Teaser Trailer. Colin Farrell. Nicole Kidman. Kirsten Dunst. Elle Fanning.

While imprisoned in a Confederate girls’ boarding school, an injured Union soldier cons his way into each of the lonely women’s hearts, causing them to turn on each other, and eventually, on him.

Personal Shopper. Trailer. Kristen Stewart. Lars Eidinger. Sigrid Bouaziz.

A young American in Paris works as a personal shopper for a celebrity. She seems to have the ability to communicate with spirits, like her recently deceased twin brother. Soon, she starts to receive ambiguous messages from an unknown source.