Matt writes: We have lost so many legends in the early days of 2022, none of which were more towering than Sidney Poitier, who passed away on January 6th at age 94. He made history as the first Black performer to receive a Best Actor Oscar for 1963's "Lilies of the Field," yet that is merely one of the essential titles in his filmography. In 1967 alone, he starred in three bonafide classics—"In the Heat of the Night," "To Sir, With Love" and "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner"—the last of which received four stars from Roger Ebert upon its initial release. Yet my personal favorite film of his was Daniel Petrie's 1961 screen version of Lorraine Hansberry's masterpiece, "A Raisin in the Sun," in which Poitier delivers a climactic monologue that is one for the ages.
An article about the upcoming virtual event, "An Inside Look: Mr. Soul!" which will stream live at 7pm CT on Sunday, October 17th.
An article about Melissa Haizlip's acclaimed documentary, "Mr. Soul!", premiering on HBO Max on Sunday, August 22nd.
An article about Melissa Haizlip's acclaimed documentary Mr. Soul! being nominated for three NAACP Image Awards and debuting the exclusive music video for "Show Me Your Soul" by Robert Glasper and Lalah Hathaway.
An article about Melissa Haizlip's acclaimed documentary Mr. Soul! being nominated for Outstanding Debut Feature at the Cinema Eye Honors.
A news story highlighting the films in the Black Perspectives program, including acclaimed works like Bad Hair, One Night in Miami, MLK/FBI, and Farewell Amor.
An article about Melissa Haizlip's acclaimed documentary "Mr. Soul!" being extended in virtual theaters through Thursday, September 24th.
An article about three IndieCollect restorations—"F.T.A.", "Nationtime-Gary" and "The Story of a Three-Day Pass"—having their world premiere at this weekend's HFPA Restoration Summit.
A remembrance of two legendary groundbreaking Divas who recently passed away, actress Diahann Carroll and opera singer Jessye Norman.
An article about the free screening of Melissa Haizlip's "Mr. Soul!" on Thursday, February 21st, at the Apollo Theater.
The latest on Blu-ray and DVD, including Boy Erased, Suspiria, The Sisters Brothers, Widows, and a Criterion edition of In the Heat of the Night.
The latest on Blu-ray and DVD, including Solo, Leave No Trace, and Three Identical Strangers.
An article about TCM and the African-American Film Critics' Association's (AAFCA) month-long programming initiative, The Black Experience on Film.