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LOVE Hair Love

I got a chance to catch up with Matthew Cherry, director of the Oscar Nominated Best Animated Short film, Hair Love at the African American Film Critic Association Awards where he was award Breakthrough Director. I also spoke to Producer Karen Rupert Toliver and Directors Everett Downing jr and Bruce W. Smith.

I’m going to post the interviews but nothing can say it better than the actual film. This Film is SO IMPORTANT, SO FANTASTIC and SO TOUCHING. This should be seen by all and I hope it inspires, encourages and breaks down barriers. A towering achievement for such a short film. It connects personally, culturally and universally. MUCH LOVE to HAIR LOVE

Here’s the film

Here’s Matthew Cherry and I talking about the film

Here I am talking to Producer Karen Rupert Toliver and Directors Everett Downing jr and Bruce W. Smith.

Lost Gurl Stars Talk About Film

Reggie Ponder, The Reel Critic, caught up with Lost Gurl stars Simeon Henderson & Kristin E. Ellis at the 2019 Black Harvest Film Festival. They talk about their characters, the film overall and what it was like working together.

Lost Gurl Stars: Simeon Henderson & Kristin E. Ellis talk with Reggie Ponder, The Reel Critic.

Brian Banks On His Movie And Forgiveness

Reggie Ponder, The Reel Critic caught up with Brian Banks to talk about his movie. In this excerpt he talks about the film as well as the issue of forgiveness.

Keesha Boyd Talks To Reggie Ponder About Comcast’s Commitment To African American Content

Keesha Boyd, Executive Director, Multicultural Consumer Services, spoke with ReggiePonder, The Reel Critic, about movies and Comcast’s commitment to African American content.

Orlando Bishop Talks About His TVOne Movie, Dinner For Two.

Reggie Ponder speaks with writer/director Orlando Bishop about his new TVOne film Dinner for Two.Screen Shot 2018-08-31 at 5.24.44 PM

 

WakandaCon: Reggie Ponder catches up with Allison Manswell – connecting the Black Panther Movie to lessons we can use in our careers

 

 

It’s Been An Odd Summer Movie Season: Reggie Ponder talks summer with Central Time WPR on NPR

It’s been an odd summer movie season. Typically summer movies are big blockbusters, like superhero movies or sequels of Pirates of the Caribbean. While we did have some superhero movies and one Pirates sequel, we’ve also had more serious movies, like the World War II movie Dunkirk. And there have been several movies with a social message, like An Inconvenient Sequel. We talk to a Reggie Ponder, The Reel Critic about these movies and why it’s been such a different summer.

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