2012 in black cinema can be best described as “For Us By Us.” No longer depending on the Hollywood machine to greenlight their stories, a group of bold and visionary filmmakers took the lead in financing and producing their passion projects. Ava DuVernay’s historic win as Best Director for Middle of Nowhere at Sundance sent a clear and direct message: Black indie is here to stay. While Denzel Washington and Jamie Foxx held it down in the mainstream area with Flight and Django Unchained, black independent film is filling the gap for audiences who want to see themselves and their experiences reflected on the big screen.
The Urban Daily has rounded up some of the best and worst in black film for 2012. Which was your favorite and/or least favorite Black film this year? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.
Sparkle (Tri-Star Pictures)
Starring: Jordin Sparks, Whitney…
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