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20th Black Harvest Film Festival Starts This Friday In Chicago (Lineup)

29 July 2014 2:04 PM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Just a reminder folks, that the 20th anniversary edition of the Black Harvest Film Festival in Chicago, starts this Friday, and ends on Thursday, August 28th.. As mentioned previously (here), on opening night, the festival will be honoring Roger and Chaz Ebert; and, later, during the festival, there will be a special screening of Bill Duke’s "A Rage in Harlem," with Duke himself doing a Q and Aia Skype, after the film (read more on that here). And with some 50 films - including features, shorts and documentaries - that will be screened (the largest number, even in the history of Black Harvest), such as James Richard’s wonderful and endearing feature, »

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Special Screening Of Bill Duke’s 'A Rage In Harlem' At 20th Black Harvest Film Festival In Chicago w/ Director Q & A

15 July 2014 8:41 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

In my recent piece about the film versions of Chester Himes' characters, NYPD detectives Coffin Ed Johnson and Grave Digger H Jones (Here), I mentioned that "A Rage in Harlem" would certainly be counted as one, even though Coffin Ed and Grave Digger are basically supporting characters and not the leads in the film. Regardless, director Bill Duke’s 1991 film version of Himes’ novel is a wonderfully evocative and entertaining film that somehow hasn’t gotten the kind of fervent love and devotion that other black films have gotten from that period, such as, "Love Jones" (which is still a mystery to me). For my money "Harlem" - about a gangster’s »

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Speaking of Book-to-Film Adaptations, Remastered 'Cotton Comes To Harlem' (Based on Chester Himes' Novel) Comes To Blu-Ray

5 July 2014 7:49 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

I know everyone talks about wanting to see Octavia Butler’s novels up on the big screen but, speaking for myself, the writer whose works I would love to see most on the big screen is Chester Himes. And by that, I mean his series of detective novels with his two immortal characters - the NYPD detective team of Grave Digger Jones and Coffin Ed Johnson. Those novels, "The Real Cool Killers," "The Heats On," "The Crazy Kill," "All Shot Up," "The Big Gold dream" and "A Rage in Harlem" are incredibly exciting, funny, visceral, fast paced thrillers, and Himes had an extraordinary visual sense and style to his works. They seem »

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