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    Historical Circuit: There is Still Light In the Oscar-winning ‘In the Heat of the Night’

    TITLE OF FILM: “In the Heat of the Night” FILM YEAR: 1967 DIRECTOR: Norman Jewison WRITER: Stirling Siliphant STARRING: Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Warren Oats, Lee Grant SYNOPSIS: As “In the Heat of the Night” opens, the crooning voice of Ray Charles is heard first as a train makes its way through a desolate southern town. Written […] More

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    AAFCA Awards to Honor Quincy Jones and Jason Blum at 10th Anniversary Ceremony

    For its upcoming 10th Anniversary awards ceremony, the African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) has announced it will honor industry legend Quincy Jones and renowned producer Jason Blum as two of its 2019 Special Achievement honorees. Most recently, Blum was one of the producers behind Spike Lee’s award-winning latest, “BlacKkKlansman,” while Jones was the subject […] More

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    Film Review: Netflix Documentary ‘Quincy’ is a Love-Letter From a Daughter to Her Father

    When audiences look back on 2018 in documentaries, many are going to be surprised at the number of biographical documentaries. With hits like “RBG,” “Three Identical Strangers” and “Won’t You Be My Neighbor” the year has largely been defined on those terms. This is where “Quincy” seeks to live. The biographical documentary follows the legendary Quincy […] More

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    Netflix Announces Release Date for Quincy Jones Documentary ‘Quincy’

    Netflix continues to make headway into the documentary genre through sheer force of will. Over the past few years, Netflix has received dozens of shortlist contenders and even picked up two nominations last year. The streaming service has made waves with the Oscars, winning last year’s Best Documentary Feature category with “Icarus” and taking their […] More