'In The Morning' is a feature film about love and its inevitable change/decline. It charts the emotional anatomy of the lives, loves, infidelities, and enduring friendships of a group of inter-connected New Yorkers over the course of one day.
Barbara McCullough's landmark short film, Water Ritual #1: An Urban Rite of Purification (1979), is an essential illustration of her driving purpose to 'extract the magical from the seemingly mundane'. #blackcinema#LArebellion
Groundbreaking: Losing Ground, a film by Kathleen Collins (1982) centers the complex intellectual and sexual life of a black female character -- a rarity on the big screen then and now. #blackcinema#blackfuturesmonth
A still image from Madeline Anderson’s 1969 documentary short, I Am Somebody. This film focuses on 400 Black nurses from South Carolina and their fight for a wage increase. It's important to note that their peaceful protest was met by the National Guard and treated like a riot.
We are thrilled for all of the amazing Black filmmakers nominated for Academy Awards yesterday, especially our very own Second Unit DP and official Kickstarter backer Bradford Young! What an incredible gift we have to tell our stories in this critical moment in time. Much more to come as we prepare to launch our film this spring. Sending love to all!
"IN THE MORNING offers the audience a refreshing display of African American people sans stereotypes. The representation we see of women in this film follows the same pattern, they don’t fit neatly in a box."
“I was inspired by Spike Lee’s film She's Gotta Have It. I love Nola Darling…I still don’t think there’s anyone like her. [...] I wanted to create a film with women like that. I wanted three Nolas. I wanted three women who are on their own, living life according to their own rules. I wanted them to all have different paths and to be in this place of ownership.” ~ Nefertite Nguvu interviewed by Kharisma McIlwaine for The Philadelphia Sunday SUN
ABOVE PHOTO: Scene from the film “In the Morning’ By Kharisma McIlwaine A packed crowd gathered at The African American Museum for their Friday night “Films at AAMP” series. The featured film was ‘In The Morning’. ‘In The Morning’ tells the story of a group of friends in Brooklyn. The story focuses...