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Preview - Doc "18 IUS SOLI" Examines Italian Law That Denies Citizenship To Children Born Of Immigrants

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 17, 2012 1:59 PM
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Curious about this documentary titled 18 IUS SOLI by Afro-Italian filmmaker Fred Kuwornu (above with Spike Lee) which, as the Afro-Europe blog notes, "examines the law that denies citizenship to young people born in Italy of immigrant parents, because they have no Italian blood."
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"The Bodyguard" Stage Musical (Starring Heather Headley) Aiming For Fall 2012 (Won't Be Repeat Of Film)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 17, 2012 1:04 PM
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We already told you about the planned remake, as well as a stage musical adaptation of the 1992 film, 'The Bodyguard, which starred Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston.
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NVBC Fest 2012 Preview: Short Films and Panel Discussion Explore the Issues of Black Youth

  • By Jasmin
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  • February 17, 2012 12:54 PM
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"I Am Legend" Prequel/Sequel Is Officially In Development

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 17, 2012 12:38 PM
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No surprise here... I've been expecting this, since I think we all heard the rumors that a sequel/prequel to that 2007 blockbuster (almost $600 million worldwide gross) was coming.

Watch Transfixing Trailer For Haitian Doc "Broken Stones" (FREE Screening Next Thursday In NYC)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 17, 2012 12:19 PM
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Maybe it's the combo classical music and quiet, impressionistic images, but I was totally immersed in this trailer for award-winning Hatian indie director Guetty Felin’s feature documentary film Broken Stones, which will screen at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in NYC, presented by the African Film Festival Inc, as its annual Black History Month film screening, this year in honor of the two-year anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti.
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NVBC Fest 2012 - Watch Tobias Truvillion in a Clip From 'The Tested'

  • By Curtis Caesar John
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  • February 17, 2012 12:01 PM
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The films of the New Voices In Black Cinema Festival begin today February 17th through the 20th at BAM Rose Cinemas in Brooklyn, NY.   On deck in the primetime spot tonight is The Tested, a popularly covered film here on S&A. 

New Clip From Horror Short "House Call" By S & A Reader "Zeus"

  • By Sergio
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  • February 17, 2012 11:57 AM
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Here's a new clip from the horror short House Call directed by Erik Wilson who has been a devoted follower of S & A from the very beginning who posts by the non-de-plume "Zeus"

Poster & Official Synopsis For Pam Grier/Ving Rhames Crime Drama "Mafia"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 17, 2012 11:41 AM
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Last May, I alerted you to a Pam Grier/Ving Rhames project titled Mafia, which Grier tweeted about at the time, as she was letting all her followers know what films she was starring in that were coming up.

NVBC Fest Day 1 Highlights

  • By Curtis Caesar John
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  • February 17, 2012 11:19 AM
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New Voices in Black Cinema Festival screenings begin today in Brooklyn, NY at BAM with four thought-provoking films sure to illuminate and entertain audiences. Check out the list below and see more ticket info on the host theater’s site – BAM.org/NewVoicesInBlackCinema and on the festival programmer’s website: www.ActNowproduction.org

Berlinale 2012 Reviews - "Indignados" And "Espoir Voyage" (Shadows In Flux)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 17, 2012 11:00 AM
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S&A isn't attending the Berlin International Film Festival this year (although I'm planning on it for 2013), but thankfully an S&A reader, Denise VanDeCruze (The Mic Movement - Amplifying Art In Berlin & Beyond) is there, and offered to write up some reviews for me to share here.Here are 2 of a few more to come - both films that have been profiled/covered here on S&A so they shouldn't be too foreign to you if you've been reading.

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