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Roger Ebert Names "Kinyarwanda" To His Top 11 Films of 2011 List

  • By Sergio
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  • December 18, 2011 9:10 AM
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Roger Ebert named Alrick Brown's Kinyarwanda on his Top 11 Films of 2011 list, along with other choices such as Tree of Life, A Separation and Shame. Ebert said that Borwn's film shook him "deeply" and that it is a film of "great emotional impact."

Cinema Revisited: Director Annie J. Howell's Immigration-Themed Short "Tia & Marco"

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • December 18, 2011 9:05 AM
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I know it's almost 2012, and I know I'm late in discovering FUTURESTATES and the interesting films they have to offer. But I figure that if I haven't seen them, some of you S&A readers likely haven't seen them either. And unless I'm mistaken, director Annie J. Howell's Tia & Marco, which premiered in 2010 and features Susan Kelechi Watson (Third Watch, Blackout, NCIS) and Enrique Ochoa as its leads, wasn't featured here on S&A. If it was, forgive me, and just consider this a refresher post.

Join Us Sunday! S&A 2011 Year-End Review Xmas Podcast

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • December 17, 2011 3:36 PM
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Another great year is coming to an end and on Sunday's live podcast at 3:00pm/est, the S&A crew will go down memory lane with a blast!
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Trailer Watch For Romantic Comedy "Exit Strategy"

  • By Sergio
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  • December 17, 2011 10:38 AM
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Here's the trailer for the romantic comedy Exit Strategy which is scheduled to be released in February 2012.
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Trailer: Director Adam Pesce's Story Of Indigenous Surfing In Papua New Guinea, "Splinters", Screening In Jan. & Feb.

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • December 17, 2011 9:00 AM
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"I never set out to make a “surf movie.” My aim with Splinters, rather, is to introduce the viewer to an experiment unfolding in a Petri dish. How the surfboard catalyst will ultimately fuse two disparate worlds together is unknown. Will it be the golden goose that provides a “way out” for emerging surfing talent? Or could it give false hope and usher in the erasure of indigenous heritage while paving the way for commercial exploitation from the West?" -- Adam Pesce, director
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French Star Omar Sy ("Intouchables") Shooting Next Project: Buddy-Cop Dramedy Titled "On The Other Side Of The Tracks"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 16, 2011 6:56 PM
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While the film that offered him his breakout role (Intouchables) continues to rake in box office dough in his native France, star of the film Omar Sy is already onto the next one...

Director's Spotlight: Alex Stapleton's Real Life David And Goliath Story In Making "Corman's World"

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • December 16, 2011 6:45 PM
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In writing for S&A, I often find the "story" behind making films can be just as intriguing as the film itself.  That's the case with first-time director Alex Stapleton and her documentary Corman's World: Exploits Of A Hollywood Rebel, an homage of sorts to the king of low budget filmmaking Roger Corman.   

Rwandan Fellini-esque Drama “Grey Matter” (“Matière Grise”) Selected For Touring Global Lens 2012 Series

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 16, 2011 6:09 PM
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I've missed past screenings of this flick here in NYC (there has been at least 1 screening I'm aware of), and I keep hoping it'll return so that I can finally see it! It looks like I'll get another chance...

Preview Sundance Screenwriters Lab Selection "A Chjàna" + Watch Explosive Trailer For The Short Film Version Of It

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 16, 2011 4:58 PM
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Announced earlier today... the Sundance Institute's selection of the next 12 feature projects that will begin the journey through the Sundance Labs program (not that all of them will go through the entire program), beginning with its annual January Screenwriters Lab - an immersive, 5-day writers’ workshop at the Sundance Resort in Utah, that takes places just before the 2012 installment of the Sundance Film Festival begins.

Inaugural Shadow And Act Annual Black Cinema Toasts! 2011 Honorees #1 - Ava DuVernay & AFFRM

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 16, 2011 4:03 PM
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Starting today, and each WEEK day for the rest of the year, I'll highlight, or, as I prefer, propose toasts to all the brave, passionate black men, women and institutions in this ruthless, monocratic industry we cover here on S&A, who were, as the late Steve Jobs put it in that famous ad for Apple, the crazy ones.
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