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NVBC Festival 2012 - Day 4 -- Les Nubians in 'The Furious Force of Rhymes', Natural Hair Doc, + Julian Renner's 'The Three Way'

  • By Curtis Caesar John
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  • February 20, 2012 10:38 AM
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On this last day of the New Voices in Black Cinema Festival (presented by ActNow Foundation and BAMcinematek) are some extra special treats as French hip-hop soul duo Les Nubians are present for the screening and Q&A of Joshua Atest Litle's The Furious Force of Rhymes (along with some other great potential guests). See the full schedule below. Tickets are available at: BAM.org/NewVoicesinBlackCinema

Weekend B.O. (Feb. 17-20 - Safe House Stays Strong)

  • By Sergio
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  • February 19, 2012 12:38 PM
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Safe House held off all comers to get the No. 1 slot this weekend moving up from the second place last weekend. Admittedly that was a surprise to me considering the ending of the film, which did not go well with the audience I saw it with (I didn't like it either) and I thought it would hurt the long lasting b.o. potential of the film.

Listen To The S&A Live Podcast Today At 4:00pm/ET! Actor Roger Guenveur Smith Joins Us + PAFF Updates

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • February 19, 2012 12:09 PM
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Whether you're a regular S&A live podcast listener or not, today's show is not to be missed.  Veteran stage and screen actor Roger Guenveur Smith will be joining the crew to chat.

NVBC Festival 2012 - Day 3 Highlights -- LOVE JONES, Compelling Shorts, & Magical Realist Drama

  • By Curtis Caesar John
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  • February 19, 2012 10:30 AM
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The third day of the New Voices in Black Cinema Festival at BAMcinematek in Brooklyn, NY will continue to be one of the biggest, even following the sellout of Brooklyn filmmaker Wilkie Cornelius Jr.’s Single Hills last night, the wonderful turnouts for Sneaker Stories and From Fatherless to Fatherhood, and the passionate (and full) audience for Infiltrating Hollywood: The Rise & Fall of The Spook Who Sat By The Door.

Bill Duke's "Dark Girls" Out on DVD in The Next 3 Months; "Yellow Brick Rd" & "What is A Man" In The Works

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • February 19, 2012 8:40 AM
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Bill Duke's powerful documentary tackling America's issue of 'colorism' in the African American community Dark Girls, screened at the Pan African Film Festival last night. Tambay, who attended the screening, gave us a few updates from the Q&A session after the film.

Morgan Freeman Likely To Return When "Red" Sequel Starts Production Later This Year

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • February 18, 2012 2:33 PM
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Summit Entertainment is close to securing a director for it's planned sequel to hit action film Red, THR is reporting.  The film starred Morgan Freeman, Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, and Helen Mirren; all of whom are expected to return for the sequel.

Berlinale 2012 Review - Teddy Award Winner For Best Documentary "Call Me Kuchu" + Trailer

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 18, 2012 12:39 PM
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Giving Away 3 Blu-rays Of Spike Lee's "Malcolm X" - Answer These 3 Question For A Chance To Win!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 18, 2012 12:03 PM
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FINALLY on Blu-ray... Spike Lee's Malcolm X. 
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Jurnee Smollett Lands Lead Role In NBC Women's Prison Pilot "Bad Girls" Based On Award-Winning UK Series

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 18, 2012 11:30 AM
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With shooting on Tyler Perry's The Marriage Counselor likely complete by now, actress Jurnee Smollett has signed on to play the lead in a new NBC women's prison drama pilot titled Bad Girls - an adaptation of a UK series I first told you about last September when it was reported then that NBC had picked up rights to the program.
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NVBC Festival 2012 - Day 2 Highlights -- Three NY Film Premieres!

  • By Curtis Caesar John
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  • February 18, 2012 11:04 AM
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Day 2 of ActNow Foundation's 2nd annual New Voices in Black Cinema Festival at BAMcinematek in Brooklyn begins in a few hours with another great lineup of films including 3 NYC premieres. Tickets are available at: BAM.org/NewVoicesinBlackCinema

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