Black bounty hunter and fugitive slave forge unlikely friendship in civil war saga
It is 1864, and the bloody conflict between the Union and the Confederacy is raging. Against the ominous backdrop of battle and cannon fire in the distance, we are introduced to Will (Ashton Sanders), a 13 year-old orphan ostensibly wrapped up in his own struggle to survive near the front lines.
Creating Home: Sarah White & Rico Mendez of Shiro Dame talk N.Y., music and parenting
Toki Wright (Twitter - @mrwrighttc)
Sometimes you have to leave where you're from to find your place.
The story of Sarah White and Rico Simon Mendez is a journey through the creative process. This creation manifested itself in various forms including giving birth to new ideas and the two children they share.
NEXT LOOK: Ground-breaking cinema coming to Walker Art Center in May
May 2 – 10, 2014
Fresh from the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, renown for celebrating groundbreaking new voices in independent filmmaking, Walker Cinema will host a variety of screenings and guests over the first two weekends in May. Whether featuring first-time directors and non-actors or seasoned casts and crews, each film uniquely plays with elements of the dramatic genre—offering new examples of how fluidly the medium evolves.
Sundance director John Cooper introduces the Walker screenings on May 2 and 3. He will also be present at the Independent Filmmaker Project Minnesota Conference.
Unless otherwise noted, all films and programs are in the Walker Cinema, and tickets are $12 ($10 Walker members and seniors). Tickets go on sale April 15 at 11 am.
Thee Urbane Life and The Cool & Co. were at it again, this time teaming up for School Daze -- the Adult Spring Break at Darby's (March 29). Aesthetically Speaking was in the building and captured a few scenes from the evening.
Tishuan Scott was born on October 27, 1979 in Shreveport, Louisiana. He attended Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia as an Oprah Scholar, where he matriculated towards earning his Bachelor of Arts in Drama and Psychology in 2002. He then attended the University of California at Los Angeles' School of Theater, Film & Television as a Lloyd Bridges MGM/Outer Limits Fellow, where he received his Master of Fine Arts in Acting in 2006.
"It was Thursday, June 16, 1966... Less than a year before, President Lyndon Johnson had signed the Voting Rights Act... Stokely Carmichael was now in Mississippi to ensure that the federal laws... would apply to black sharecroppers living in plantation communities...