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Posted: November 17, 2018, 4:21 pm
Green Book Is Another Film About Race for White People
Are we supposed to believe that Lip will now be more accepting of the black handymen whose used glasses he tossed into the trash at the start of the film? As with Amma Asante's ill-considered Where Hands Touch, there is nothing redemptive about a “a ...
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Viggo Mortensen Apologizes for Using N-Word During 'Green Book' Panel
'Hidden Figures' explores unsung heroes of space race
Posted: November 15, 2018, 7:03 pm
Rialto's releases aim to stand out among the crowd
Amma Asante's Where Hands Touch revolves around the romance between two German teenagers — Amandla Stenberg as a biracial young woman and George MacKay as a member of the Hitler Youth — during WWII. Abbie Cornish plays the girl's mother.
Posted: November 11, 2018, 9:22 pm
New Hollywood Podcast: Amandla Stenberg Talks 'The Hate U Give', Code Switching And Using Your Voice - Deadline
New Hollywood Podcast: Amandla Stenberg Talks 'The Hate U Give', Code Switching And Using Your Voice
She starred in The Darkest Minds, Everything, Everything, as well as the recent Where Hands Touch, directed by friend of the podcast Amma Asante. In The Hate U Give, she plays Starr, a black teenager who code switches between her life in a ...
Posted: November 7, 2018, 8:05 pm
Adrian Lester calls for tax break to boost TV and film diversity
It says the likes of Amma Asante, Sally Wainwright, Gurinder Chadha, Abi Morgan, Steve McQueen, Sharon Horgan, and Michaela Coel had written and directed “some of the most important British films and television”. “They enrich the creativity of the UK ...
Sir Lenny Henry among stars calling for tax relief to boost diversity in film and TV
Posted: November 6, 2018, 10:24 am
Tax breaks would focus minds on real diversity in film and TV
Over the years some of the most important British films and television have been written and directed by Britain's talented female, BAME and disabled creatives including the award-winning Amma Asante, Sally Wainwright, Gurinder Chadha, Abi Morgan, ...
Posted: November 5, 2018, 6:20 pm
Amandla Stenberg, John David Washington, Ryan Coogler and more honored at The Hollywood Film Awards - TheGrio (blog)
Amandla Stenberg, John David Washington, Ryan Coogler and more honored at The Hollywood Film Awards
EXCLUSIVE: Amandla Stenberg and Amma Asante on 'Where Hands Touch'. The night's highlights included Taraji P. Henson praising the talents of John David Washington who was honored with the “Hollywood Breakout Performance Actor Award.” Denzel's ...
Posted: November 5, 2018, 6:50 am
Guardians of the Galaxy 3 Rumor: Marvel Wants Female Director [Updated]
The likes of Amma Asante (Belle), Maggie Betts (Novitiate), Deniz Gamze Erguven (Kings), and Angela Robinson (Professor Marston and the Wonder Women) were in contention. Marvel also looked at Watchmen pilot director Nicole Kassell and Birds of ...
Posted: October 19, 2018, 5:30 pm
New Hollywood Podcast: Amma Asante Talks 'Where Hands Touch' And The Value Of Untold Multiracial Narratives - Deadline
New Hollywood Podcast: Amma Asante Talks 'Where Hands Touch' And The Value Of Untold Multiracial Narratives
One could say that Amma Asante's latest, Where Hands Touch is part of a trilogy of films. Before the Holocaust drama starring Amandla Stenberg, she directed David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike in A United Kingdom and before that, she helmed Belle ...
Posted: September 26, 2018, 7:03 pm
Amma Asante On Exploring Race And Identity In WW2 Drama 'Where Hands Touch' – Toronto Studio - Deadline
Amma Asante On Exploring Race And Identity In WW2 Drama 'Where Hands Touch' – Toronto Studio
Amma Asante made it four for four with her latest release, having four consecutive releases in the official TIFF lineup. Continuing the director's interest in historical matters, Where Hands Touch tells the story of Leyna, a mixed-race girl coming of ...
Can A Nazi Love Story Succeed in the Box Office?
Posted: September 15, 2018, 8:07 pm
'Where Hands Touch' Filmmaker Amma Asante Responds to Claims Her WWII Drama 'Romanticizes Nazism' — TIFF - IndieWire
'Where Hands Touch' Filmmaker Amma Asante Responds to Claims Her WWII Drama 'Romanticizes Nazism' — TIFF
Even before her latest film had shown a single frame of footage, Amma Asante's “Where Hands Touch” was garnering negative attention online. When a first-look photo from the film was released in mid-February, it was met with backlash across social media ...
Posted: September 9, 2018, 2:45 pm