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The Queen Hussy Chronicles w/ Pete Chatmon: Issue VI

  • By Pete Chatmon
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  • November 14, 2011 10:13 AM
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It's been a couple of weeks since the last chronicle. Things have been nicely hectic around Double7 as we were finishing a campaign featuring the Porsche 911 GTS Cabriolet (awesome car!) and editing Queen Hussy Episode 2, "But, We're Neighbors".

L.A. Rebellion: Creating A New Black Cinema - Shorts Program Reviews (Works By Julie Dash, Gay Abel-Bey, Larry Clark)

  • By Brandon Wilson
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  • November 14, 2011 9:52 AM
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The shorts program this weekend offered a chance to see early work by major names in the L.A. Rebellion and works by some lesser known filmmakers.
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Weekend Box Office (Nov. 11-13)

  • By Sergio
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  • November 13, 2011 2:02 PM
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The Immortals, despite horrible reviews and press screenings held back until the day before it opened (never a good sign), was No.1 this week; Puss In Boots is a box office juggernaut, and Tower Heist drops - badly.

Actress/Filmmaker Rie Rasmussen Says If Tarantino's "Django" Doesn’t Change Face Of Films, Then Hollywood Is Truly 'Mothereffin' Racist

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • November 13, 2011 1:21 PM
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The Playlist had a very interesting interview with 'model-turned-actress-turned-filmmaker' Rie Rasmussen, who has closely followed the development of Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained since its inception a year and a half ago.  Rasmussen first connected with Tarantino while her short film Thinning the Herd traveled the festival circuit. Ever since, the two have become business comrades; Tarantino has purchased the rights of her feature debut Human Zoo for a domestic run.
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Watch Teaser Trailers For "Tchoupitoulas", An Upcoming Doc About Teens Exploring Forbidden Pleasure Island In New Orleans

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • November 13, 2011 12:04 PM
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Flashback - Could An African American Filmmaker Make A Serious Film About Slavery?

  • By Sergio
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  • November 12, 2011 5:01 PM
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Back in July I asked this question on S & A and after a conversation I had with a friend earlier today about Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained I thought maybe it's time to revisit the question again. That is can a black filmmaker make a serious film about slavery?

Filmmaker Dana Verde: Watch Short Film "Lock and Key" Plus Director's Reel

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • November 12, 2011 1:46 PM
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New York filmmaker Dana Verde's resume goes back to 1998. She completed her B.A. in Media Studies/Screenwriting from New School University in 2002. In years 2003 and 2004, Verde was a finalist at the Sundance Screenwriters Lab. She also attended London Film School in the UK. Verde's inspiration comes from the likes of filmmakers Darren Aronosky, Woody Allen and Martin Scorsese.
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Imitation is The Sincerest Form of Flattery - Then Again Maybe NOT

  • By Sergio
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  • November 12, 2011 1:32 PM
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So this really has nothing to do with black film or telelvision or theater but everything to do with black images and how they're portrayed in the media which is what in essence we're all about. Just watch the video. It explains itself and we're looking forward for your comments of which I'm guessing will be many.

TODAY In NYC - We Gotta Have It: The 20th Anniversary Of The New Wave Of Black Cinema

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 12, 2011 9:13 AM
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Just a reminder... if you're wondering where I'll be for part of this afternoon, this is it :)
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Watch Short Film: "Urban Lullaby" (2011 Int'l Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival)

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • November 11, 2011 6:21 PM
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Helmed by Sonia Gonzalez-Martinez, the very amusing 8-min film Urban Lullaby, will be featured this month at the first annual International Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival at the Poet's Den Theater and Gallery in Spanish Harlem this month. The film stars Tammi Cubilette, Dominic Colón and Frankie Martinez.

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