Daily Archives: March 8, 2018
“I created ‘Storm’ right after I lost my father. He was a great person and a dear friend of mine. He taught me to play, understand and communicate through music. ‘Storm’ is the sound of my darkest thoughts. The two songs are their opposites, yet they make each other stronger.”
The Roxbury International Film Festival (RoxFilm) Celebrates 20 Years of Independent Cinema Celebrating People of Color | Submissions Due March 9
(Boston, MA) –The Roxbury International Film Festival (RoxFilm), New England’s largest film festival screening films celebrating people of color from around the globe, takes place June 20 – 29 at the Museum of Fine Arts, the Haley House Bakery Café, and Hibernian Hall in Roxbury.
For the past two decades, the festival has showcased and celebrated both films and filmmakers of color, and has screened more than 1,200 films. Festival Director Lisa Simmons, who has been with RoxFilm since its inception, is proud and excited that the festival has made it to this milestone which it could not have done without the support from filmmakers, audiences, and sponsors who have believed in its mission and have contributed to its success.
“When ACT Roxbury and Color of Film Collaborative first started this festival, the mission was to support local filmmakers of color whose work was not being presented by other festivals. We wanted to create an opportunity for filmmakers to share their vision and voice with a wider audience who were hungry for authentic representations of people of color beyond the stereotypical images from Hollywood,” says Simmons.
Adrian Younge has prepared his new album Voices Of Gemma for release March 30th. The video for “Silhouette Dreams” matches the ’60s soulful psychedelic style reminiscent of Minnie Riperton’s former band Rotary Connection. Younge prides himself as a maverick who counts Rza, hip-hop, jazz and funk among his influences. The producer was last heard on the soundtrack to Netflix’s 2016 Luke Cage series.