“I’m concerned for the economic welfare and health of our artists, but I’m not afraid and not nervous about what creativity is actually taking place right now.”
Since just about every “local film institution” has news to share, it’s not possible for me to cover the full breadth of things in case-specific articles like those linked above. So every month or so we’ll also be publishing a more general list of updates, beginning with this one.
On the status of the Boston area's major independent film festival during the COVID-19 pandemic.
While the Afro Flow crew usually attracts around 40-50 attendees at a regular class, after just one week of streaming, they have more than 7,000 views on Facebook alone. Salmon Jones says she's had attendees from as close by as Northeastern, to folks tuning in from Barbados.
The fate of an iconic movie theater, plus that of its programming and personnel during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Kasi Lemmons is an American filmmaker whose pictures include Eve’s Bayou (1997), The Caveman’s Valentine (2001), and Harriet (2019). Her most recent work is as a director and executive producer on Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker (2020), a four-part miniseries released on Netflix earlier today. The first two installments of Self Made are directed by Lemmons, and the last two are directed by DeMane Davis.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ll be publishing a series of reports on the status of local film institutions and theaters, which began with yesterday’s ...