You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

‘The New Black’ Wins AFI Docs Trophy

'Slomo' takes best short award

Yoruba Richens’ “The New Black” has won the audience award at the AFI Docs Festival.

Her film examines how African-American voters have become bitterly divided on the issue of gay marriage because of homophobia in churches against the background of the 2012 marriage equality fight in Maryland.

The audience award for best short went to “Slomo,” directed by Joshua Izenberg. The film explores the issues of what would happen to a person if they quit a lucrative job and just did what they wanted all day — such as the subject of the film, a doctor who traded his medical practice for rollerblades and sandy beaches.

The American Film Institute expanded its Silverdocs documentary festival into Washington, D.C., and renamed the event AFI Docs. The American Film Institute was created in Washington, D.C., in the White House Rose Garden in 1965.

More Film

  • Bali Film Festival Expands Support for

    Bali Festival Expands Support for Indonesian Film Industry Revival

    Yoruba Richens’ “The New Black” has won the audience award at the AFI Docs Festival. Her film examines how African-American voters have become bitterly divided on the issue of gay marriage because of homophobia in churches against the background of the 2012 marriage equality fight in Maryland. The audience award for best short went to […]

  • Divine Wind Review

    Film Review: 'Divine Wind'

    Yoruba Richens’ “The New Black” has won the audience award at the AFI Docs Festival. Her film examines how African-American voters have become bitterly divided on the issue of gay marriage because of homophobia in churches against the background of the 2012 marriage equality fight in Maryland. The audience award for best short went to […]

  • DF-06712_KF_R – Chris Hemsworth stars in

    ‘Bad Times at the El Royale’ Tops Studios’ TV Ad Spending

    Yoruba Richens’ “The New Black” has won the audience award at the AFI Docs Festival. Her film examines how African-American voters have become bitterly divided on the issue of gay marriage because of homophobia in churches against the background of the 2012 marriage equality fight in Maryland. The audience award for best short went to […]

  • TIFFANY HADDISH stars in "Night School,"

    Tiffany Haddish and Kevin Hart in 'Night School': 'No One Improvises Like They Do'

    Yoruba Richens’ “The New Black” has won the audience award at the AFI Docs Festival. Her film examines how African-American voters have become bitterly divided on the issue of gay marriage because of homophobia in churches against the background of the 2012 marriage equality fight in Maryland. The audience award for best short went to […]

  • Happy Death Day

    Universal Reveals 'Happy Death Day' Sequel Title

    Yoruba Richens’ “The New Black” has won the audience award at the AFI Docs Festival. Her film examines how African-American voters have become bitterly divided on the issue of gay marriage because of homophobia in churches against the background of the 2012 marriage equality fight in Maryland. The audience award for best short went to […]

  • Andrew Dice Clay'A Star is Born'

    Andrew Dice Clay Says He Beat Robert De Niro, John Travolta for 'A Star Is Born' Role

    Yoruba Richens’ “The New Black” has won the audience award at the AFI Docs Festival. Her film examines how African-American voters have become bitterly divided on the issue of gay marriage because of homophobia in churches against the background of the 2012 marriage equality fight in Maryland. The audience award for best short went to […]

  • ‘We Have Always Lived in the

    Film Review: 'We Have Always Lived in the Castle'

    Yoruba Richens’ “The New Black” has won the audience award at the AFI Docs Festival. Her film examines how African-American voters have become bitterly divided on the issue of gay marriage because of homophobia in churches against the background of the 2012 marriage equality fight in Maryland. The audience award for best short went to […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content