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Eye Candy's Blog – April 2012 Archive (5)

The Problem With 'Django Unchained': Why Tarantino’s Latest Film Does Nothing for Race in Hollywood

With new film stills revealed and a trailer probably not far off either, the buzz around Quentin Tarantino’s highly anticipated ninth studio film Django Unchained is beginning to reach dizzying new heights of hyperbole. People are naturally excited because it’s Tarantino, the director responsible for such cult and mainstream hits as Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill Vols. 1 and 2, and most recently, Inglourious Basterds. But there are also some just as…

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Added by Eye Candy on April 30, 2012 at 12:25pm — 7 Comments

Visual Artist Jaszmine Hawkins: "Lips Have Their Own Personality"!

Today we're sharing vibrant art by afropunk.com member Jaszmine Hawkins, who founded the 'Alt Art' group for visual artists on AP. Jaszmine is from New Jersey and likes to hang out in Brooklyn's alternative scenes. She tells us: "The whole idea of having these characters with exaggerated lips started from my Mom's obsession with lips, when I…

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Added by Eye Candy on April 20, 2012 at 10:30am — 6 Comments

Heads Up: Spotlight On Emerging African American Filmmakers with Heineken Affinity Award

This just in! Filmmakers, check this out: "In an effort to recognize a new generation of African American filmmakers, Heineken, in partnership with Tribeca Film Institute and the Tribeca All Access program, will launch the Heineken Affinity Award during this year’s Tribeca Film Festival. Heineken aims to empower African American filmmakers to be creative and open-minded in exploring ideas and creating a narrative that shares their unique experiences, stories and visions. This…

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Added by Eye Candy on April 20, 2012 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

New York African Film Festival - Five Movies To Watch Out For

The 19th Annual New York African Film Festival launched April 11 at Lincoln Center, and this year’s batch of movies are as inspiring as they are entertaining. In recent years, there has been more and more discussion about the plight of diasporic filmmakers and what to do about the lack of opportunity and representation that black people face in Hollywood. Luckily, the AFF this year is proving yet again that there are strides being made all over (take the…

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Added by Eye Candy on April 16, 2012 at 5:43am — No Comments

Photographer Mamaki Rakotsoana Takes Dope Self-Portraits And Is Afro-punk's First Correspondent in Africa!

Hey guys, we're very excited and would like to introduce you to our first correspondent in Africa, Ms. Mamaki Rakotsoana, based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Mamaki has a passion for photography. Below are some of her dope self-portrait. She tells us: "This series of photographic works explores my father’s past family album pictures with my own reworked photographs exploring the feeling of ‘lonesome’ I feel present in my father’s photographs. Photographs have a unique status of…

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Added by Eye Candy on April 13, 2012 at 7:44am — 3 Comments

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