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Maysles Institute Accepting Applications For Summer Documentary Film Program For Teens

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 23, 2012 9:14 PM
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I'd say this is a tremendous opportunity for any of you parents out there with teens who'll be home this summer, and are at all interested in cinema.

"Black Irish" Directed By Anika Poitier (Sidney's Daughter) To Premiere At AFI Women's Showcase

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 23, 2012 8:48 PM
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Who knew that Sir Sidney Poitier's daughter Anika Poitier was a director? I didn't.

VH1 Releases Promo Trailer For Upcoming Season 2 of "Single Ladies" (Debuting May 28)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 23, 2012 7:29 PM
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Time flies doesn't it? I feel like it was only recently that this series made its debut on VH1, and recall a lot of you complaining about it :)

WB Sets Release Date For Jackie Robinson Biopic Starring Chadwick Boseman, Nicole Beharie

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 23, 2012 6:49 PM
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WB has set an official release date for 42, the Jackie Robinson biopic that Brian Helgeland and Legendary Pictures are developing.

Doc "Black Sun" Follows 2 African American Astrophysicists Who Chase Total Solar Eclipses (Fundraising)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 23, 2012 4:49 PM
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Here's a feature project worth contributing your dollars to, especially as we frequently lament the lack of diverse media representations of real-life black adult male figures in *favorable* positions that young black boys especially can emulate.

New In Theaters This Weekend: "Restless City," "Booker's Place: A Mississippi Story," "96 Minutes"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 23, 2012 4:31 PM
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Nothing new in wide release this coming weekend, but a few limited-release titles you should be aware of, starting with AFFRM's 3rd release, Andrew Dosunmu's visually-stunning immigrant tale Restless City, which, I assume, you're very well familiar with by now, given how much we've talked about it in recent weeks.

Los Angeles Film Fest Reveals 3 Gala Screenings Including "Beasts of the Southern Wild," "Middle of Nowhere"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 23, 2012 2:53 PM
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The Los Angeles Film Festival (producer Stephanie Allain's inaugural year as director of the festival) has announced a trio of gala screenings for this year's upcoming event, scheduled to run from  from June 14 - 24.

Ya'Ke Smith's Controversial Drama "Wolf" Wins BIG At 2012 Dallas International Film Fest

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 23, 2012 1:14 PM
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Big congrats to Ya'Ke Smith whose feature film debut, the searing drama Wolf (which already has the S&A stamp of approval), on winning the Grand Jury Prize for the Panavision Texas Filmmaker Award at the 2012 Dallas International Film Festival over the weekend!

Funding Boost For Katie Mark’s "Street Girls" (On The Lives of 3 Girls Working As Prostitutes In Nigeria)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 23, 2012 12:15 PM
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Katie Mark’s feature documentary titled Street Girls, described as providing "intimate insight into the lives of three girls working as prostitutes in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja," has been awarded a Story Development Award and a £10,000 grant (or about $16,000) from Sundance London, to assist in the completion of the film, which is expected to make its debut later this year.

Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje's Autobiographical Sundance Labs Project "Farming" Gets Early Funding Boost

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 23, 2012 11:55 AM
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As already noted a week ago on this site, a reading of British actor Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje's feature screenplay titled Farming, will happen at the first-ever Sundance London Film Festival, this Friday, April 27th.

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