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Director's Spotlight: Joe Doughrity Sheds Some Light And Love On Detroit With "Cornerstore"

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • January 13, 2012 5:58 PM
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If you've been reading S&A for awhile now, you've probably noticed one name that pops up often here...Joe Doughrity.  His 2007 short film Akira's Hip Hop Shop, starring James Kyson Lee and Emayatzy Corinealdi, is a favorite by many along with Celeste Bright, a popular web series in which he directed some of the episodes.  Cornerstore, his latest production, is a comedy that's garnering much fanfare since its debut at the Pan African Film Festival last year and has been profiled a few times on S&A. 

Omar Sy Wins Best Actor Trophy At 17th Lumiere Awards (French Equivalent Of The Golden Globes)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 13, 2012 5:22 PM
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The Golden Globe Awards ceremony takes place this Sunday night here in the USA; but across the pond, in France, the 17th annual Lumière awards - essentially the French equivalent of the Golden Globes, as foreign press based in France select the best in French cinema - were handed out today; and, of note, amongst the names and titles on the list of honorees, our man Omar Sy, and the film he stars in, Intouchables, as well as Aki Kaurismäki's French immigration dramedy Le Havre, were all nominees up for trophies.
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"The Mountaintop" Closes In A Week! Last Chance To See It! (Broadway)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 13, 2012 4:55 PM
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If you haven't seen it yet, and you've wanted to, you should know that Katori Hall's award-winning play The Mountaintop on Broadway, starring Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett, will close on January 22, just over a week from today - not a lot of time left, so get moving!
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Watch Season Finale Of "The Mis-adventures Of Awkward Black Girl" (w/ A Special Guest Appearance)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 13, 2012 4:25 PM
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Debuting much earlier today (so some of you may have already seen it), here's episode 12 (The Decision) and also the season finale of Issa Rae's popular Awkward Black Girl web series.
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"CornerStore," "Joyful Noise," "Sing Your Song," "The Divide" - New In Theaters This Weekend

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 13, 2012 4:03 PM
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And we're off... as already noted in a previous post, January will probably see one of the most *active* months throughout 2012 where *black cinema* is concerned - active in terms of releases, premier festival screenings, and discussion/debate about the films that make up the first 2.

HBO Sets Official Premiere Date For "Game of Thrones" Season 2

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 13, 2012 3:20 PM
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I know a lot of you are fans of the series, if comments in previous posts are any indication; and I'm sure it'll gain even more fans with a new set of actors joining the upcoming, highly-anticipated season 2 of the hit HBO show - specifically black Brits Lucian Msamati and Nonso Anozie, and all the debate that accompanied those posts about black British versus black American actors.
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"Pariah" Expands To 10 More Theaters In Scottsdale, Irvine, LA, Atlanta, Portland, Philly, Austin, Houston, Voorhees

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 13, 2012 9:35 AM
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By the way folks...

Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer Just Got A Major Boost In Oscar Competition For Acting Trophies

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 13, 2012 9:25 AM
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Well... if recent history is any indication. 

Watch: "Toys R Me" With Lance Reddick Of "The Wire" (Friday Funnies)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 13, 2012 9:12 AM
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It's Friidaaay! And you know what that means... 
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Showtime Network Developing Documentary On Life Of Richard Pryor

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 12, 2012 9:43 PM
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We already told you about Showtime's plans for a Suge Knight documentary, directed by Antoine Fuqua; but a documentary on the life of Richard Pryor as well? News to me...
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