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"Pariah" Coming Out On DVD In April

  • By Sergio
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  • February 23, 2012 10:43 PM
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For the record, let me say that Dee Rees' extraordinary film Pariah never got a fair shot from Focus Features. The film never broke open outside just a few cities and theaters, and, as a result A LOT of people who are constantly asking for intelligent and sensitive black films free of stereotypes and the oke doke, and who would have loved it, never got a chance to see it.

Can't Knock The Hustle? Or Is He Hustling Backwards? (Revisiting U.K. Star Adrian Lester's Casting Choices In Short Film Directorial Debut "Of Mary")

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • February 23, 2012 7:49 PM
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British actor Adrian Lester has been very vocal in recent months about the lack of professional opportunities afforded to black thespians in the U.K.  Here at S&A, we've followed the story and have repeatedly reported on the sentiment expressed by Lester and several other actors from that region of the world.  However . . .

Review: Leila Djansi's "Sinking Sands" (2011) - A Poignant Look At Spousal Victimization & Independence

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • February 23, 2012 6:28 PM
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I finally caught Leila Djansi’s sophomore feature film effort Sinking Sands last night. Unfortunately, it wasn’t available through Netflix; I opted to rent it via Amazon on Demand.
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Watch Episode 3 Of Dennis Dortch's New Series "The Number" (Or The 1 Thing You Never Discuss w/ Your Fiancé)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 23, 2012 6:26 PM
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Continuing on with episode # 3 of Dennis Dortch's hilarious new web series titled The Number, or "the one thing you never, ever discuss with your fiancé."
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New On DVD: "The Blacks Of France From 1889 To Our Days - 130 Years Of Shared History"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 23, 2012 6:12 PM
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I'd love to check this out, and hope it heads west with English subtitles... :)

Event FYI: Black Women Film Network - Untold Stories March 9th

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 23, 2012 4:43 PM
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All the info you need is in the title card above...
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Africa In Motion Film Festival Looking for Submissions

  • By Sergio
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  • February 23, 2012 4:39 PM
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The 7th annual 2012 Africa in Motion Film Festival in Edinburgh is currently accepting submissions - features, shorts and documentaries - for this year's festival.

Emayatzy Corinealdi (Star Of Ava DuVernay's Sundance 2012 Hit "Middle Of Nowhere") Signs With ICM

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 23, 2012 3:47 PM
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Not normally the kind of news we'd report here, but...
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Dwayne Johnson In Talks To Play Hercules In Brett Ratner-Directed Epic

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 23, 2012 3:31 PM
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This from Variety just moments ago:
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Harold Perrineau, Toni Trucks Casting News (Bigelow's "Bin Laden" Movie + CBS Drama Pilot)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 23, 2012 3:17 PM
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Some more casting news announcements today...
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