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Catch a Sneak Preview of 'Pariah' This Friday in Brooklyn

  • By Jasmin
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  • November 29, 2011 12:51 PM
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In anticipation of the film's December 28th theatrical release (remember our #occupytheaterspariah hashtag?), Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) will present a sneak peak of Dee Rees' acclaimed drama Pariah this Friday, December 2nd at 8pm at BAM Rose Cinemas.

2012 Independent Spirit Award Nominations - a Quick & Dirty Summary

  • By Jasmin
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  • November 29, 2011 12:25 PM
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Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, announced nominations for the 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards this morning.  Anthony Mackie and Kate Beckinsale served as presenters.

ADIFF Day 5 Highlights

  • By Jasmin
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  • November 29, 2011 10:38 AM
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If you're in the New York area, we hope you're enjoying the African Diaspora Film Festival, which is screening 63 films at four different venues over the next few weeks.

No Buyers For Michael Jackson Concert Footage

  • By Sergio
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  • November 29, 2011 9:32 AM
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This past weekend never before seen two hour video footage from Michael Jackson's 1993 Dangerous tour was put up for auction from the production company Fame Bureau. The asking price was $7.8 million. No one bit.

'Pariah' Director Dee Rees Snags 'Breakthrough Director' Honor at Gotham Awards

  • By Jasmin
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  • November 29, 2011 9:31 AM
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Congratulations to Pariah director Dee Rees, who was named Breakthrough Director at last night's 21st Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards. 

Multiple Award Winning Congolese Crime Drama "Viva Riva!" Now Streaming On Netflix!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 28, 2011 11:06 PM
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In my review of Djo Tunda Wa Munga's crime drama, Viva Riva!, I highlighted the film's audacious depictions of the kind of orchestrated sexuality and violence rarely seen in African cinema (specifically cinema of the DRC - the Democratic Republic Of The Congo, where such scenes, while a reflection of reality, are taboo); a kind of "fuck-you" to the status quo in a country that hadn't seen a feature film produced in over 2 decades.

Questions For "Pariah" Cast And Crew...???

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 28, 2011 9:04 PM
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Hey folks - I'll be chatting with the cast and crew of Pariah tomorrow morning - specifically, writer/director Dee Rees, and stars Adepero Oduye and Kim Wayans.
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David Cronenberg Explains What Happened To The Spy Thriller, "The Matarese Circle," That Denzel Washington And Tom Cruise Were To Star In

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • November 28, 2011 7:57 PM
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In a bidding war back in 2008, MGM paid $3 million dollars for the rights to Robert Ludlulm's popular novel The Matarese Circle.  Much like his well known Bourne Identity franchise, the book revolves around the world of espionage. 

"Men in Black III" Teaser Poster Featuring Will Smith Released (Optical Illusion?)

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • November 28, 2011 6:52 PM
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Courtesy of Collider, here's the trippy first teaser poster for next summer's release Men in Black III, which by the way, will hit theaters in 4D on May 25th, 2012.

Forest Whitaker & Common To Star In Indie Crime Drama "Pawn" w/ Michael Chiklis, Ray Liotta

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 28, 2011 4:30 PM
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Forest Whitaker and Common will team with Michael Chiklis and Ray Liotta for an indie crime feature film titled Pawn.
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