HW Pick: Solomon Northup Day Planned For Saturday, July 19th

Solomon-Northup-in-a-Sketch-from-Twelve-Years-a-SlaveThe 16th annual Solomon Northup Day, an afternoon of activities inspired by a powerful memoir of enslavement and eventual freedom, will take place on Saturday, July 19, from 12:30 to 6 pm in Filene Recital Hall at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY. Continue Reading →

Films: Stories Where the Truth Hurts

12_Years_A_Slave_-_Steve_McQueen-director,_Lupita_Nyongo,_actor_&_ChiwetelEjiofor,_actor-_Photo_Ben_A_Pruchie_2013_Getty_ImagesBy Claude Jay

January marked the start of the presentation of the film and television awards recognizing the achievements in filmmaking and television production. Continue Reading →

4 Questions With Decendent of 12 Years A Slave’s Solomon Northup

Chiwetel-Ejiofor-as-Solomon-Northup-in-Steve-McQueenss-12-Years-a-SlaveWith the Oscars just a few days away on March 2nd at 7 pm, our friends at WNYC and PRI’s The Takeaway examines the real story behind 12 Years A Slave that has inspired this year’s Best Picture nominations. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Steve ’12 Years a Slave’ McQueen: “He’s One of Us”

www.indiewire.com12 Years a Slave, the third feature from British artist turned filmmaking auteur Steve McQueen, may or may not take home all the Oscars next year, but it’s undoubtedly one of the most accomplished and moving films to come along in quite some time. Continue Reading →