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Vote For Your 10 Favorite Focus Features Films ("Talk To Me" Made The Cut)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 11, 2012 10:38 AM
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Help us celebrate 10 years of bringing the world award-winning, original and daring entertainment. Vote for your 10 favorite Focus films below.

"Black Power Mixtape" Rough Trade East In-Store Screening; Plus Q&A With Darcus Howe (Friday, January 20th @ 6:30PM)

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • January 11, 2012 9:53 AM
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The film has already been released on DVD, but if you're in London and want to see The Black Power Mixtape: 1967 - 1975 on the big screen, you still can. And as an added bonus, you'll also get to be present for a Q&A session with activist and writer Darcus Howe, who garnered international attention during the summer riots of 2011 after clashing with a BBC news presenter.
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Trailer Watch For "Because I Love You" (And A Disclaimer...)

  • By Sergio
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  • January 10, 2012 11:30 PM
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So, with S & A being the premier wesbite for all things black cinema, we get contacted all the time by filmmakers who want us to post something about their films on the site. Most of the time we do, though occasionally, something comes along that gives us second thoughts.
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"To Kill A Mockingbird" 50th Anniversary Limited Edition Collector's Series Blu-ray Pack Coming

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 10, 2012 9:35 PM
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I'm really surprised this isn't already on Blu-ray! My copy should be coming soon.

Taraji P. Henson Talks TV Guide's Cover Snub, Career Challenges and Playing Bad Girl In "Think Like A Man"

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • January 10, 2012 9:05 PM
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Next month's issue of Upscale Magazine features Taraji P. Henson; who opened up about her character's snub on TV's Guide's cover of her new CBS show Person of Interest, her career hopes, and playing the role of the bad girl for the very first time in Think Like A Man, due out in theaters March 9th.

Watch Teaser Trailer For Ava DuVernay's "Middle Of Nowhere" + A Look At Its Official Poster

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 10, 2012 6:51 PM
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I'm sure this needs no intro at this point, given how much we've talked about it and its director here on S&A.

Watch Trailer For Wacky Dutch 3D Horror Comedy "Zombibi"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 10, 2012 6:40 PM
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You can thank our friends at Twitch for this evening piece of delirium :) 
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Preview Documentary "Re:Generation" (Five DJs Turn The Tables On The History Of Music) + Release Dates

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 10, 2012 4:44 PM
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I'd like to see this... I'm almost always up for a musical documentary/experiment/exploration.

Watch Feature Abstractumentary, "Natasha – Portrait of an Urban Poet"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 10, 2012 3:36 PM
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Harold Smith is a self-described "urban expressionist painter," socially conscious and jazz-influenced.
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Anthony Mackie And Dee Rees Announced As Sundance Film Festival Jury Members

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • January 10, 2012 3:33 PM
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It's only a few weeks away before this year's Sundance Film Festival kicks off and it's just been announced actress Parker Posey will be hosting this year's awards ceremony on January 28.  Jury members were also revealed and Anthony Mackie along with director Dee Rees made the list among others.

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