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Mario Van Peebles' Teen Dramedy "We The Party" Gets Theatrical Release Date + New Teaser

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 20, 2012 1:20 PM
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I first profiled this film in March of 2011 on the old site, and I've been tracking it since then.

Happy 85th Birthday Sir Sidney Poitier! Your Favorite On Screen Memories Of The Man, Actor, Icon

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 20, 2012 12:33 PM
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Today in history... February 20th, 1927, Sidney Poitier, a man who I'm sure needs absolutely no introduction on this website, was born in Miami, Florida.
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Djimon Housou + Orlando Bloom To Star In Gritty South Africa-Set Police Procedural "Zulu"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 20, 2012 12:12 PM
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Djimon Hounsou will star alongside Orlando Bloom in French director Jérôme Salle's new feature titled Zulu, which is based on French author Caryl Férey’s award winning crime novel of the same name.
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First Look: UK Poster For Eddie Murphy's "A Thousand Words"

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • February 20, 2012 12:01 PM
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It's a film that, at one point, seemed like it wouldn't see the light of day but now it looks like Eddie Murphy's latest comedy, A Thousand Words, will finally hit screens.  Slated to be released in the UK on April 6th, here's a first look at the latest poster for the flick.  It hits stateside on April 20th.

Winners Of The 43rd NAACP Image Awards

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 20, 2012 11:50 AM
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To absolutely no one's surprise, it was a good night for The Help... as well as Viola Davis' boobs :)

SXSW 2012 Trailer - "Gimme The Loot" (Graffiti, Revenge, Heists, New York City...)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 20, 2012 11:30 AM
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Here's the first trailer for one of a few S&A SXSW 2012 higlights.
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NVBC Festival 2012 - Day 4 -- Les Nubians in 'The Furious Force of Rhymes', Natural Hair Doc, + Julian Renner's 'The Three Way'

  • By Curtis Caesar John
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  • February 20, 2012 10:38 AM
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On this last day of the New Voices in Black Cinema Festival (presented by ActNow Foundation and BAMcinematek) are some extra special treats as French hip-hop soul duo Les Nubians are present for the screening and Q&A of Joshua Atest Litle's The Furious Force of Rhymes (along with some other great potential guests). See the full schedule below. Tickets are available at: BAM.org/NewVoicesinBlackCinema

Weekend B.O. (Feb. 17-20 - Safe House Stays Strong)

  • By Sergio
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  • February 19, 2012 12:38 PM
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Safe House held off all comers to get the No. 1 slot this weekend moving up from the second place last weekend. Admittedly that was a surprise to me considering the ending of the film, which did not go well with the audience I saw it with (I didn't like it either) and I thought it would hurt the long lasting b.o. potential of the film.

Listen To The S&A Live Podcast Today At 4:00pm/ET! Actor Roger Guenveur Smith Joins Us + PAFF Updates

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • February 19, 2012 12:09 PM
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Whether you're a regular S&A live podcast listener or not, today's show is not to be missed.  Veteran stage and screen actor Roger Guenveur Smith will be joining the crew to chat.

NVBC Festival 2012 - Day 3 Highlights -- LOVE JONES, Compelling Shorts, & Magical Realist Drama

  • By Curtis Caesar John
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  • February 19, 2012 10:30 AM
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The third day of the New Voices in Black Cinema Festival at BAMcinematek in Brooklyn, NY will continue to be one of the biggest, even following the sellout of Brooklyn filmmaker Wilkie Cornelius Jr.’s Single Hills last night, the wonderful turnouts for Sneaker Stories and From Fatherless to Fatherhood, and the passionate (and full) audience for Infiltrating Hollywood: The Rise & Fall of The Spook Who Sat By The Door.

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