Author Archive: LaSonya Thompson

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God Loves Uganda

God Loves Uganda

| June 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Director, Producer & Screenwriter Roger Ross Williams is no stranger to Africa. He won the Academy Award for Best Documentary (Short Subject) for his film, Music by Prudence, about a young Zimbabwean singer-songwriter born severely disabled, overcoming discrimination and poverty, and accompanied by other physically challenged band members. In God Loves Uganda, a 2013 Sundance […]

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Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Neighbors From Hell (The Play)

Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Neighbors From Hell (The Play)

| May 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Megawatt director, writer and producer Tyler Perry continues to have a tremendously successful career in stage plays, film, and television shows. More recently, Tyler Perry collaborates with Oprah Winfrey’s OWN Network producing the popular television drama series, The Haves and the Have Nots. Tyler Perry draws millions of viewers because of relatable storylines. Whether a […]

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Farmland

Farmland

| May 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

The limited theatrical run of the feature length documentary, Farmland, has caused quite a stir amongst pundits. Directed by Academy Award winning James Moll and funded by the United States Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA), an agribusiness interest group made up of corporate giants like Monsanto and Dupont, the film presents a sanitized exploration of […]

Free Angela and All Political Prisoners

Free Angela and All Political Prisoners

| April 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

Free Angela and All Political Prisoners, a Codeblack Films/Lionsgate company acquisition, resurrects the Civil Rights movement and its viral spread into a human rights global crusade before there were social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook. At the center of this historic docudrama is Angela Davis, who shares her life journey of how she survived […]

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Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns: Season 7

Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns: Season 7

| January 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns: Season 7 highlights the triumphs and travails of a family journeying through life’s adventures. From addressing sensitive health issues, such as HIV transmission from a past lover to the shock of a divorced mother becoming a “Cougar”, thereby dating half her age, there’s an incredible amount of activity in each […]

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The American Dream

The American Dream

| July 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

In their last 36 hours before embarking upon a different type of battleground, i.e., the war in Afghanistan, two best friends, Luis and Ronald, will capture on video their countdown moments leading up to their enlistment as Marine Corp. Luis (Jamil Walker Smith, Stargate Universe) and Ronald (Malcolm Goodwin, American Gangster) are polar opposites in […]

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She’s Not Our Sister

She’s Not Our Sister

| May 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

One Village Entertainment, a division of Image Entertainment, released the 90 minute musical stage production, She’s Not Our Sister, on DVD.  Directed by Snoop Robinson and written by Johnnie Johnson, She’s Not Our Sister has a recognizable cast that includes Kellita Smith (The Bernie Mac Show), Drew Sidora (The Game), Azur-De Johnson (Somebody Help Me […]

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Kinyarwanda

Kinyarwanda

| May 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

Director Alrick Brown’s Kinyarwanda, reminds us of a very dark and grim period in modern world history. In 1994, for one hundred days, roughly 1,000,000 people were murdered as a result of genocidal tactics in Rwanda. Hutu extremists targeted Tutsi “cockroaches” and anyone sympathetic to Tutsis through violent bloodshed and hate talk radio.  Noticeably, there […]

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Surviving Progress

Surviving Progress

| April 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

King Solomon of Biblical times wrote, “Man’s fate is like that of the animals; the same fate awaits them both: As one dies, so dies the other”.   Surviving Progress, a documentary co-directed by Mathieu Roy & Harold Crooks, journeys across the globe to Brazil, China, Dubai, the United States, and Canada, exploring whether the notion […]

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The Beat Hotel

The Beat Hotel

| March 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

Alan Govenar’s new film, The Beat Hotel, pays tribute to artists that were occupiers of the resistance movement during the 1950’s and 1960’s. The dwelling place for these artists was located in Paris, France, and was deemed a safe space for the eccentric, naïve, brilliant, misunderstood, and confused mind. This no-name hotel had a seedy […]

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