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"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.

Tribeca Review "Booker's Place: A Mississippi Story:" Heartbreaking Tale Of Good Old-Fashioned American Racial Intolerance

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 24, 2012 10:20 AM
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Making its premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival which is currently in full swing, and was recently acquired by Tribeca Film for simultaneous VOD/theatrical release this week is the feature documentary Booker's Place: A Mississippi Story - a penetrating, truly heartbreaking film about good old-fashion American racial intolerance, its consequences and legacy.

Watch Dwayne Johnson Wreak Havoc In New Trailer For "G.I. Joe: Retaliation"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 24, 2012 9:52 AM
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No intro necessary for this one I'm sure... trailer for one of the 50 movies Dwayne Johnson will appear in over the next 24 months - G.I. Joe: Retaliation - which also stars Channing Tatum, Adrianne Palicki, Byung-hun Lee, Ray Park, Ray Stevenson and Walton Goggins.

Michael Jai White Channels Black Dynamite As Ex-Black Panther In "Freaky Deaky"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 24, 2012 9:44 AM
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Been awhile since I've read/heard anything about this flick.

And The Winner Of The "Guess 'Think Like A Man's' Opening Box Office" Contest Is...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 23, 2012 10:38 PM
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And here it is folks... the final box office tally is in, and, according to Box Office Mojo, Think Like A Man raked in $33,636,303 in ticket sales over the weekend, of course making it the number 1 film on the charts.

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.

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