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RIFF 2016 Film Schedule COMING APRIL 2016

“About Last Night”

Steve Pink’s “About Last Night” is an effectively engaging and irrefutably humorous reimagining of the 1986 drama of the same name and is, at this moment, Kevin Hart’s best film to date. Following the release of Hart’s “Let Me Explain Tour” and most recent on screen comedy collaboration with rapper/actor Ice Cube in “Ride Along” [...]


  Being that we live in an era where on screen entertainment has been plagued by a seemingly incurable outbreak of detective genred programs, “Robocop’s” theatrical release could not have come at a more unappealing time. However, even if the crime fighting fad were to still be in its prime, the film would turn few [...]

“Labor Day”

Jason Reitman’s “Labor Day,” based on Joyce Maynard’s novel of the same name, is an effective coalition of scriptural cheesiness and cinematic brilliance. The films corky dialogue and incessant attempt at achieving an on screen intimacy between characters is overshadowed by its stunning cinematography and aesthetic appeal-making for a mediocre romance that anyone would be [...]

“Ride Along”

Tim Story’s “Ride Along” is an almost hood-like rendition of Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan’s “Rush Hour,” and just about every other cop comedy in existence with one influential difference-this film stars Kevin Hart. Immediately following the release of his stand up film “Let Me Explain” Hart is giving fans another opportunity to laugh at [...]

The 18th Annual Roxbury International Film Festival is now open for submissions!

For years, filmmakers, distributors and film enthusiasts wondered why Boston, one of the largest metropolitan areas on the east coast, lacked a vehicle for supporting independent films by filmmakers of color or that showcased their experiences. This was the primary motivation behind the creation of the Roxbury International Film Festival (then, the Dudley Film Festival) [...]

“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”

  Early deserters of the Hobbit series will find themselves entranced by director Peter Jackson’s “The Desolation of Smaug”-the second installment of the Middle Earthean adventure series and a more than impressive renovation of the series maiden film “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.” Though deemed the ultimate action adventure film, “The Desolation of Smaug” infuses [...]

The Book Theif

Brian Percival’s “The Book Thief,” based on the novel of the same name, is a refreshing cinematic take on World War II Germany and one girl’s indirect battle with the countries intellectual principals-fought through the pages of different novels. Take Note: Comparing a novel to its cinematic counterpart is like comparing…well apples to oranges. They [...]

The Best Man Holiday

Malcom D. Lee’s “Best Man Holiday” is a festive collision of heart warming comedy and mood altering plot twists that will leave even the most internally solid viewers debating the proper emotional response to the productions interesting ladder of events. In this 2013 sequel Lee resurrects the cast from his 1999 film “The Best Man” [...]

12 Years A Slave

Steve McQueens “12 Years A Slave” is nothing like the crass comedies, futuristic action-adventure, and horror films one may typically entertain themselves with during a night out at the cinema, in fact, there is nothing entertaining about it. The film is cinema at its finest-from the long camera shots that hold steady to capture the [...]

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About The Color of Film

The Color of Film Collaborative is a non-profit organization that supports and fosters the individuals and organizations in the creation of diverse images of people of color in film, video, theater and other media, by providing artists with opportunities to exhibit, distribute and find funding for their work, as well as provide a supportive environment where they can share and develop their ideas, their vision and their work with their peers. About Us

Roxbury International Film Festival

Join us July 29th - August 1st, 2010 for the 12th Annual Roxbury Film Festival. Incredible movies will be playing and other events will be happening and more. Find out more

Dinner & A Movie (DAAM)

In collaboration with The Haley House Bakery Café, the Color of Film Collaborative presents our ongoing film series, featuring independent cinema and delicious food. Read more...

The Roxbury International Film Festival

Now going into its 12th year, the Roxbury International Film Festival is proudly presented by The Color of Film Collaborative to promote productions of color. Find out more here...

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