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Revisiting "New Jack City" 21 Years Later; How Well Does It Hold Up?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 24, 2012 4:14 PM
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Sergio's post just beneath this one, announcing the Blu-ray release of New Jack City got me thinking... now there's a movie that just doesn't hold up 21 years later! Although some would say that it didn't "hold up" during the year of its release! 

"New Jack City" And "Shaft" Coming Out On Blu-Ray In August

  • By Sergio
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  • April 24, 2012 3:14 PM
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Warner Home Video has been pretty aggressive lately, regularly announcing many older titles, some stretching as far back as the 70's, that they are releasing soon on Blu-Ray. This, despite the fact that some experts are saying the format doesn't have much longer in this world.

New York Salutes Legendary Caribbean Actress Leonie Forbes w/ Film Retrospective

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 24, 2012 3:00 PM
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If you're like me and you aren't too familiar with Leonie Forbes or her films (or even if you are), here's your chance to get acquainted with her and her works, if you live in NYC on Saturday, May 5; although even if you don't live in NYC, consider yourself informed :)

Watch Another Delectable Clip From Andrew Dosunmu's "Restless City;" Opening This Weekend Via AFFRM

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 24, 2012 1:37 PM
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Another delicious (literally, I could eat it) clip from Andrew Dosunmu's feature debut Restless City, which AFFRM is opening this weekend!

"On Shame & Embarrassment" - Director Chinonye Chukwu ("Alaskaland") Tells Her Story; What's Yours?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 24, 2012 1:17 PM
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Another installment for the What's Your Story? series I started a few months ago; another brave filmmaker steps up and lets us in; this time it's writer/director Chinonye Chukwu, whose feature film debut, Alaskaland, has gotten some coverage on S&A.

"PreDestined" - 2 Women Fall In Love Under Unlikely Circumstances (Fundraising)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 24, 2012 12:50 PM
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From the email I received from the filmmaker - Tye Green:

Preview "United States of Africa: Beyond Hip Hop" (Screenings In Canada, USA, South Africa)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 24, 2012 12:22 PM
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From producer/director Yanick Letourneau comes the feature documentary, United States of Africa: Beyond Hip Hop, co-produced (and distributed) by the National Film Board of Canada (we've shared a lot of work from them here on S&A over the years).

Heineken & Tribeca Film Institute Establish $20,000 Award For Rising African American Filmmakers

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 24, 2012 11:49 AM
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Needless to say, any opportunity to get a leg up on financing that next project of yours is always appreciated I'm sure. So this should be encouraging to all you filmmakers out there. 

If You Missed It... Our Conversation w/ Tracey Edmonds, Producer "Jumping The Broom"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 24, 2012 11:37 AM
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Back by popular demand... or maybe I should say BLACK by popular demand... given our recent conversations with African American industry insiders, I thought it would be wise to revisit some immensely valuable past interviews that many of you who only recently discovered S&A likely missed.

New On DVD/Blu-ray Today: "Pariah," "Dark Tide," "Crime After Crime"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 24, 2012 10:54 AM
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3 films that I'm sure need no introduction here on S&A, given how much coverage we've given them over the last 12+ months (the first 2 especially, Dee Rees' Pariah, and Halle Berry's Dark Tide), are now on home video for those of you who haven't seen them yet in the previous formats they were available in, whether theatrical, VOD or TV.

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