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In The Heights: The Review

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) “Washington Heights. Say it, so it doesn’t disappear.” Thus begins the spell. You have just been entranced and about to embark on a raucous, polyrhythmic journey that you will repeat ad infinitum.  While the film adaption of…

In The Heights | Welcome to Washington Heights

Listen to the creators and stars of In the Heights talk about a crucial part of this story: the neighborhood of Washington Heights. Come for the music, the summertime vibes, and the street art; stay for the heartwarming community…

Peace Love Merengue Mural By Dister in Washington Heights

UC Love: Entre Mar Y Palmeras

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) View this post on Instagram A post shared by New York Latino Film Festival (@nylatinofilmfestival) Last night I had the honor of being a part of the team that put together a next-generation event to celebrate the…

UC Love: Tulsa Burning: The 1921 Race Massacre

History forgotten is history repeated. Black Wall Street was a real thing. Black people coming together to survive and thrive in a society that was militantly antagonistic to their mere existence. Due to its success Black Wall Street could…

In The Heights Releases Characters Posters

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Uptown Collective (@uptowncollectiv) The anticipation keeps building… With that said, In the Heights added fuel to that fire with the release of these In The Heights character posters, which are…

UC Love: The Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad is one of our favorite books from one of our favorite authors, Colson Whitehead. Well, guess what? It has been adapted to a series by none other than Barry Jenkins. The book is a masterpiece that…

UC Love: SUMMER OF SOUL

This teaser for SUMMER OF SOUL is straight fire. We simply did not know that in the summer of 1969 some simply stellar talent performed Uptown for The Harlem Cultural Festival, which was filmed in Mount Morris Park (now…

Netflix Love: Dark City Beneath the Beat

Listen up people, we cannot recommend Dark City Beneath the Beat enough. You will watch this film more than once. Guaranteed. It is that good. Dark City Beneath the Beat is a next-generation musical documentary that creates a new…