It’s an amazing time of the year to rejoice all of our efforts throughout the year. From the lovely fashion statements that allowed us to not only talk the talk but walk the walk
Growing up I never saw anyone that I truly identified with until Gabrielle Union hit the scene. She was and currently is a fierce, dark skinned, stunning woman who inspires so many people including myself.
In life we are all given a hand that we may or may not love but the beautiful thing about it all is that it is ours. Imagine if the minute you were born you had a boost and somewhat of a head start to potentially guarantee that you succeed at life.
If you were anything like me growing up, you were tuning in to 90s sitcom “Sister Sister” any chance you’d get. I naturally would watch the reruns after school, and now that it’s on Netflix, I very much had to binge watch it once it was available.
From the moment Adam Driver hit the big screens I believe everyone knew that there was something special about him. I am not talking about looks, but rather the story telling and the deep desire to understand each character he plays.
Every year The New York Latino Film Festival curates a special line up of versatile films in honor of celebrating culture and of course the love of film. This year the festival happens to fall on the same month as Hispanic Heritage month, which makes it a double celebration.
The NYLFF kicked off the celebration with the award winning film “Story Ave” directed by Aristotle Torres. “Story Ave” is a film that not only won the SXSW as the best narrative feature special jury award, but it caught the attention of Oscar and Grammy awards winner Jamie Fox.
We all know Jamie for his humor, insanely talented vocals, and award winning acting skills. With Jamie backing “Story Ave” as a producer, just know you are in for a ride.
The cast is filled with massive talent like Luis Guzman, Asante Blackk, Cassandra Freeman, Melvin Gregg, and so much more. The film is set in Bronx, New York. It follows a visual artist teen, played by Asante Blackk, whose brother unfortunately passes away. The passing of his brother affects him severely which lands him in the wrong crowd. Without giving you any spoilers just know that this film may sound discouraging, but it is the complete opposite. It is a film that rewards the heart with happy tears and encouragement of the soul.
If you need some encouragement, make sure you check out the film now and celebrate Hispanic Heritage month.
There is a joy and overall happiness that is applied to our energy when we watch Golden Globe winner Danny DeVito. From “Taxi” to “Sunny In Philadelphia” his range is a split between corky and eccentric in all the best ways.
If you are a fan of color please keep reading. If you are not a fan of color, please acknowledge that after seeing the Farrow & Ball x Christopher John Rogers Carte Blanche collection you will indeed change your mind.