Gary Dauphin

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  • 16 years ago

    There is a particular cut of suit favored by black men of a certain age, girth, and means—a long, three-quarter-ish jacket paired with loose-fitting slacks that provide extra room for big asses. As young, small-framed, or unemployed African A...

  • 17 years ago

    Like many things filed under the heading of "African"—one talismanic word to contain a continent's worth of history, language, culture, basic bodily morphology, and possibility—Lincoln Center's 6th African Film Festival scans with distur...

  • 17 years ago

    It's the rare cash-in sequel that's worth the price of full admission, so it's no surprise that Next Friday (part of the minifranchise that includes 1996's Friday and an upcoming, NYC-set version tentatively titled Stoops) isn't quite the picture ...

  • 17 years ago

    There are larger festivals, and there are festivals with glossier "industry" profiles, but aside from the every-other-year FESPACO in Burkina Faso, there's no better way to take an accurate temperature of the black independent film world than at N...

  • 17 years ago

    Even as it hews close to the familiar rhythms of the misunderstood-teen flick, Light It Up is unexpectedly satisfying feel-good agitprop. The social sparks that set off this tale of student rebellion in a dilapidated Queens public high school are ...

  • 17 years ago

    There are over 80 short- and feature-length documentaries in this year's Margaret Mead Film Festival, but of course there could always be more, the multitude of people projected on its screens just a tiny slice of the human pie. The fest can be co...


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