August 99 Issue

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This Month's Highlights EVENTS   REVIEWS Hosting Fund Raiser UPDATE

On August 31st, will host a very special N.Y.C. fundraiser for the adaptation of Zora Neal Hurston's first published work, The Gilded Six Bits, by Booker T. Mattison. We are proud to assist Booker as he brings the work of an important Harlem Renaissance writer to the screen. The Gilded Six Bits is Booker's NYU graduate thesis film. He is also the recipient of the Warner Brothers Production Award and NYU's Spike Lee Fellowship. (Read more about Booker in the September issue of Vibe Magazine.)

All contributions are a tax-deductible donation made payable to the NYU Production Fund. If you are interested in attending this event or would like to make a contribution please contact us. We look forward to you joining us in this historical endeavor.

Val Moore, Founder,
The Gilded Six Bits Fundraiser Info:

When: Tuesday, August 31, 1999
Time: 6:30 - 9:30pm
Where: MGM Screening Room
1350 Avenue of the Americas
(Corner of 55th Street)
$10 donation

RSVP is required for admittance to the 6:30pm or 7:30pm screenings. Reserve your seat at

All contributions over $50 are tax-deductible

Sponsored by: MOJO HIGHWAY Brewing Company and Black Diamonds Entertainment.


[All Reviews]

Dorothy Dandridge
HBO Pictures presents Introducing Dorothy Dandridge this month. Produced by Halle Berry, this story traces the life of this legendary actress from her youth to her untimely death. Hear our thoughts on this piece.
By Shelby Jones
In Too Deep
New Jersey's biggest crack dealer is GOD. Need we say more? Omar Epps and L.L. Cool J star in this cinematically appealing and emotionally disturbing story of an undercover cop who goes In Too Deep.
By Kendell
The Wood
Nostalgia for the early '80s? Reminisce with The Wood. Taye Diggs, Omar Epps, and Richard T. Jones walk you through their high school memories with fun and flair. A fresh take on the African-American coming of age.
By Shelby Jones

[All Reviews]


[All Features]

Back Talk
Post your own opinion online every month. James Richards, a NYU filmmaker, responds to Gordon Parks and voices his opinion on the contributions of African-Americans to the mainstream experience.
Video: Stacy Spikes
Urbanworld Film Festival founder Stacy Spikes speaks with about the festival and its record growth.
Larenz Tate & Vivica Fox
Last month we presented Halle Berry and Lela Rochon. Now hear Larenz and Vivica describe their working relationship.
Nasser Metcalfe

[All Features]

Summer of Spike (Video)
Digital Interview: You can view the digital interview to hear Spike Lee's thoughts on "Summer of Sam" and his relationships with Samuel L. Jackson and Quentin Tarantino. You will need a Real Player to view digital interview. Real Player can be downloaded free at
Summer of Sam
Spike Lee discusses Summer of Sam, and his body of work honored in BAM's "Summer of Spike" film retrospective.
Nasser Metcalfe
Spike Lee on Guerilla Filmmaking
Spike Lee describes guerilla filmmaking versus traditional film school, Matty Rich and the Black Film Renaissance of the early '90s.
Nasser Metcalfe
Review: Summer of Sam
Shelby Jones reviews Spike's latest hit movie Summer of Sam.
By Shelby Jones
Black Film Trivia
The cinematographer for the Movie Elizabeth is African-American. Remi Adefarasin has worked on twenty-seven films including Elizabeth, Emma and Sliding Doors.


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