The truth of the matter is that 2013 saw a range of black men portrayed in major films. And that is a very good and overdue thing.
As the story of late Oakland resident, Oscar Grant III’s fatal death was showcased to a national audience through Ryan Coogler’s
The Gotham Independent Film Awards are nothing if not quirky and unpredictable. In this 23rd iteration -- which took place Monday at Cipriani Wall Street -- 12 Years a Slave went into the show with more noms than any other film -- and got zip.