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Remastered Groundbreaking Shirley Clarke Doc, 'Portrait of Jason,' Coming to Blu-ray/DVD in Nov.

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  • August 20, 2014 8:41 AM
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After its long awaited return to the big screen, after years of neglect, Shirley Clarke's groundbreaking documentary "Portrait of Jason" will be released on Blu-ray in Novmeber

Trailer, Poster, Release Dates for Sundance 2014 Pick 'Memphis' (A Man's Search for Salvation & Rebirth)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 19, 2014 6:45 PM
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The film, immersed in ethereal folklore and soul music, follows the transformation of Ezra Jack from beloved soul singer to "ecstatic contemplator," providing a look at a man who achieves obscurity in the hope of finding salvation and rebirth.

Interview: Yolonda Ross, LisaGay Hamilton Talk Work & Artistry in 'Go For Sisters' (On DVD Today)

  • By Jai Tiggett
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  • August 19, 2014 5:36 PM
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Rent or buy your copy of the film on DVD today, via Netflix or Amazon.

Interview: Emmy Winner Joe Morton Reflects on Michael Brown and the Speech That Every Black Parent Gives Their Child

  • By Jai Tiggett
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  • August 19, 2014 4:54 PM
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Joe Morton
A day before the Emmy ceremony, we spoke about his role as the unscrupulous dad of Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) and the former head of covert government agency B613. He also had a chance to reflect on other noted roles over the years and share his perspectives on black culture on and off screen.

The Life Story of the "Mother of Hip Hop" (Sylvia Robinson) Optioned by Producer Paula Wagner

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 19, 2014 4:30 PM
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She built a successful career as an R&B singer before she and her husband, Joe Robinson, formed Sugar Hill Records in the 1970's, and went on to nurse a musical genre that came to dominate mainstream music.

Morgan Freeman and Diane Keaton Are a New York Couple w/ Real Estate Issues in 'Ruth & Alex' (First Look)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 19, 2014 3:39 PM
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"Ruth & Alex" is a TIFF Gala Presentation selection for this year's installment of the festival, one of the top movie showcases and a favored platform to unveil Oscar contenders, which will run from September 4-14.

It's Not Often That Genius Hackers Are Played by Black Actors; Bow Wow Books Series Regular Role on 'CSI: Cyber'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 19, 2014 3:01 PM
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Well, at least he's not playing a gangster, or a drug dealer - roles that black actors are often asked to play in these police procedurals.

First-Look At Raoul Peck's Haiti-Set Mystery Loosely-Based On Pier Paolo Pasolini's 'Teorema'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 19, 2014 2:41 PM
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Peck's "Murder In Pacot" will be set in a plush neighborhood in Port-au-Prince, Haïti, and will tell the story of an upper middle class couple struggling to rebuild their lives amid the rubbles of their luxurious home, which is now in ruins, after the earthquake, in 2010.
More: Raoul Peck

Participant Media, Univision Present New Series Featuring 8 Original Documentary Films on Topics of Interest to Latino Viewers

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 19, 2014 1:58 PM
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All upcoming documentaries in the Panoramica series will air in Spanish on Univision, simulcast in English or with English subtitles on Participant Media's Pivot.

STARZ Releases New Trailer & Official Key Art for Half-Hour Comedy 'Survivor’s Remorse'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 19, 2014 1:12 PM
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This will be the second new series with a starring black cast that STARZ greenlit this year - the other being the 50-Cent produced "Power," which stars Omari Hardwick.

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