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Watch Trailer For Indie Action Drama "The Kill Hole" About Troubled Iraqi War Veteran

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • January 17, 2012 8:39 PM
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Written and directed by Mischa Webley, The Kill Hole, about a troubled and guilt-ridden Iraqi war vet, will premiere at the Santa Barbara International Film Fest at the end of this month (see previous post HERE).  The indie action drama stars Chadwick Boseman, whom, if you recall in THIS previous post, is set to portray baseball icon Jackie Robinson in Brian Helgeland's upcoming biopic titled 42.
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2012 Santa Barbara Int'l Film Fest Unveils Its Lineup; Viola Davis Honored As Outstanding Performer of The Year

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • January 17, 2012 8:08 PM
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The Santa Barbara International Film Festival, which runs from January 26 through February 5, 2012, has unveiled this year's lineup. I have highlighted the films whose subjects are the most interest to our site; most notably those we have already profiled. They include Terrence Nance's An Oversimplification of Her Beauty, which is premiering at the Sundance Film Fest this month (see the post/trailer HERE), Avie Luthra's South African Film Lucky, and the Samuel L. Jackson-starrer neo-noir thriller The Samaritan.
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Alex Stapleton's "Corman's World" Coming Out On DVD and Blu-Ray March 27

  • By Sergio
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  • January 17, 2012 6:50 PM
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Last month Cynthia profiled African-American female director Alex Stapleton, who directed the documentary Corman's World: Exploits Of A Hollywood Rebel, about the life and career of B movie king and genuine filmmaking legend Roger Corman.

Terence Blanchard-Composed 32-Song "Red Tails" Soundtrack Now Available For Digital Download

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 17, 2012 5:56 PM
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The disc won't be available for purchase until February 7th (says Amazon.com) but you can purchase the digital files (MP3s) right now via iTunes if you're interested.
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For Your Consideration - Rihanna In "Battleship"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 17, 2012 5:39 PM
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Posted without comment, other than to say, of course it's fake (below); though it's well put together (h/t Vulture; more fake "For Your Consideration" posters can be found HERE).
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New Clip & Poster For Sundance 2012 Selection "The Life & Freaky Times of Uncle Luke" (Inspired By "La Jetée")

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 17, 2012 5:23 PM
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Uncle Luke of 2 Live Crew will be leaving the warm sunny beaches of Miami for the frigid temps of Park City, UT this weekend, where a short film he stars in, titled The Life and Freaky Times of Uncle Luke, produced by Miami’s Borscht Corp. (the organization behind the Borscht Film Festival which Barry Jenkins also made a short film for), in collaboration with Miami production company Rakontur, will screen in the 2012 Sundance Film Festival’s Short Film Program.

Award-Winning Cuba-Set Jazz-Infused Animated Feature "Chico & Rita" Gets Stateside Theatrical Release Date

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 17, 2012 3:24 PM
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Last fall, GKIDS, a distributor of award winning animation for both adults and families, acquired US distribution rights to Chico & Rita, the critically-acclaimed animated feature from Academy Award-winning director Fernando Trueba (Belle Epoque) and renowned illustrator and designer Javier Mariscal - a film we first introduced you too way back in September 2010.

Viola Davis Drama "Learning To Fly" Gets Another Title Change + Release Pushed Back 6 Months

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 17, 2012 3:00 PM
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The Viola Davis education drama, initially titled Still I Rise, and then switched to Learning To Fly last month, has gotten another name-change.

"Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone" Gets DVD/Digital Release Pickup And Release Date

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 17, 2012 2:13 PM
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SPARK, a new label dedicated to releasing quality documentaries on the arts created by the Cinema Guild to release on home video and/or digital, will distribute Everyday Sushine: The Story of Fishbone a documentary about the band Fishbone, the pioneering Black rock band that is celebrated its 25th anniversary last year; Laurence Fishburne narrates the acclaimed film about the group who released their highly-anticipated most recent album Crazy Glue, on October 18 2011.

Watch 9-Minute Preview Of Sam Pollard's "Slavery By Another Name"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 17, 2012 1:48 PM
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Long-time Spike Lee editor (as well as director and producer in his own right) Sam Pollard's feature documentary for PBS, titled Slavery By Another Name, will make its debut at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, in the documentary competition section, and it's on my short list of films to see while I'm there, starting just over a week from today.
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