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Weekend B.O. Jan. 27-29 (Black Cinema Hangs On!)

  • By Sergio
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  • January 29, 2012 12:29 PM
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Though it dropped 44% from last weekend, black cinema's Lord and Savior George Lucas' film Red Tails held on to the 4th place slot, beating Man on a Ledge; though it couldn't beat off Underworld Awakening, The Grey and One for the Money. And even that film stars the one person that EVERYONE hates - Katerine Heigl.
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"Beasts Of The Southern Wild," Ava DuVernay, "Detropia" Pick Up Trophies At Sundance 2012 Awards Celebration

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 28, 2012 11:05 PM
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A quickie post highlighting winners from tonight's Sundance Film Festival Awards celebration.

Ice-T's "The Art Of Rap" Acquired For Theatrical Release By Indomina

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 28, 2012 8:58 PM
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And here's another...

Magnolia Pictures Picks Up Julie Delpy's "2 Days In New York" (Co-starring Chris Rock)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 28, 2012 8:45 PM
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Another Sundance 2012 pickup... Magnolia Pictures has acquired release rights to Julie Delpy's relationship dramedy 2 Days In New York, which she stars in along with Chris Rock.

Eugene Levy, Denise Richards and Romeo Miller To Star In Tyler Perry's "Madea's Witness Protection"

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • January 28, 2012 8:30 PM
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Tyler Perry's next Lionsgate production Madea's Witness Protection will begin filming next week in Atlanta. Perry opted for an *interesting* and mostly white cast ensemble for this one, with the exception of Romeo Miller (Jumping The Broom), the son of rapper Master P.

S&A Live Podcast Returns Sunday: We'll Discuss "Red Tails," Spike Lee, Idris Elba, The Oscars + The Casting Of "Half Of A Yellow Sun"

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • January 28, 2012 1:57 PM
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The S&A live podcast show returns from break Sunday at 3:00pm/est and we plan to bring it back with a BANG!  For starters, our format will be less "formal" so be prepared to expect the unexpected.  In addition, we'll integrate more of your comments in our conversations.  We've been reading ALL of them and it's obvious you guys have a lot to say...that's a good thing!  Let's face it, we all love black cinema and should talk about it a lot more.  In fact, we really anticipate more of you joining us this season...the more the merrier!
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Official Trailer For Oscar-Nominated Inspirational High School Sports Doc "Undefeated" (Opens Feb 12)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 28, 2012 11:47 AM
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Here's the first official trailer for the now Academy Award nominated (for documentary feature) film Undefeated - the football documentary directed by Daniel Lindsay and T.J. Matin about a single defining season of the Memphis Manassas Tigers high school football team; a severely underfunded and underprivileged program attempting a winning season after years of losses, whose fortunes reverse thanks to an immensely-devoted coach named Bill Courtney.
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Sundance 2012 Review - "Slavery By Another Name" (A Powerful & Eye-Opening Account Of *Lost* American History)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 28, 2012 11:28 AM
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Based on the 2009 Pulitzer Prize-winning book of the same name by Wall Street Journal writer Douglas Blackmon, Slavery by Another Name challenges the assumptions that slavery ended with Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation of 1863.

Spike Lee Is Jet Magazine's Cover Story

  • By Sergio
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  • January 28, 2012 9:41 AM
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Like I said earlier, this week has certainly been Spike Lee Week on S & A. I've lost count how many items we've had about him this week on the site. It seemed like everytime you turned around he was there, watching you, stalking you. 
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Africa Gets Animated This Year With 2 Feature Films Coming Out Of France ("Aya de Yopougon" + "Zarafa")

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • January 28, 2012 9:01 AM
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The highly anticipated film adaptation of Ivory Coast-born/France-based author Marguerite Abouet's popular graphic novel series, Aya de Yopougon (Aya of Yop City), won't be released in French theatres until May.  However, in February, S&A readers can see writer/director Rémi Bezançon's Zarafa when it opens in France, and premieres at the 2012 Berlin International Film Festival.

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