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Trailer For Documentary "RasTa: A Soul's Journey" with Bob Marley's Granddaughter

  • By Sergio
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  • February 6, 2012 8:15 PM
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Following right up on the heels on the news about the long awaited Bob Marley documentary being picked up by Magnolia comes this new documentary RasTa: A Soul's Journey which features Marley's granddaughter Donisha Prendergast.

Sneak Peek: On-Set Pics Of Chiwetel Ejiofor + Wunmi Mosaku In BBC's "Dancing On The Edge"

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • February 6, 2012 7:57 PM
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The Daily Mail has just released some new on-set photos of Chiwetel Ejiofor and Wunmi Mosaku, stars of the upcoming BBC production Dancing On The Edge.

Watch Now! Aki Kaurismaki's Critically Acclaimed Immigration Dramedy "Le Havre"

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • February 6, 2012 7:31 PM
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Since it's debut at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, the dramedy film Le Havre is a flick S&A has closely watched.  It's been well received on the festival circuit, receiving numerous award nominations, and now you can watch it free courtesy of Hulu.

French Buddy Comedy "Intouchables" Will Premiere In NYC In March; Weinsteins Planning May 2012 General Release

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 6, 2012 5:59 PM
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Ask and you shall receive :)

From Book To Film - A Look At Steve McQueen's Upcoming Adaptation Of "12 Years A Slave" (Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 6, 2012 5:37 PM
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It's a short read (but not necessarily quick, given the overly formal, even ponderous prose), and a relatively straightforward story: free black man in early 1800s is kidnapped and sold into slavery, where he spends 12 years, until he's freed again.

Casting Call For Black Men, Women & Children For "Django Unchained" (I Wonder What Parts For)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 6, 2012 2:54 PM
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A New Orleans casting call has been posted for Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained (one of the most anticipated movies of 2012), which started principal photography about a week or two ago.
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Sanaa Lathan Will Be A New Obsession For Kelsey Grammer In Starz Network's "Boss"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 6, 2012 2:32 PM
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And understandably so... just look at the picture :)
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Watch The Brooding Trailer For Ya'Ke Smith's SXSW 2012 Drama "Wolf"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 6, 2012 2:07 PM
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Check out the first official trailer for Ya'Ke Smith's Wolf, his feature film debut and SXSW 2012 official selection, which stars Irma P. Hall, Mikala Gibson, Jordan Cooper, Shelton Jolivette, and Eugene Lee in a story about a family...

Join S&A For A Panel Discussion On Diversity In Film Criticism At The Pan African Film Fest Next Week

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 6, 2012 1:58 PM
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I won't arrive in Los Angeles for the festival until the 16th of this month, but thankfully the "genius bastard" himself, Mr Brandon Wilson (find him on Twitter HERE) who lives in Los Angeles, and who has covered events for S&A in LA in the past (you should have read all excellent his reviews of films at the UCLA LA Rebellion retrospective last fall) will be representing Shadow And Act in a panel discussion titled Diverisity In Film Criticism at the Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles exactly one week from today, February 13th, from 5:30pm to 7pm.

Magnolia Pictures Acquires USA Rights To Kevin Macdonald's "Marley" To Release In April

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 6, 2012 1:43 PM
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Magnolia Pictures announced today they have acquired US rights to Academy Award-winner Kevin Macdonald's long-in-development Bob Marley documentary Marley, described as the definitive documentary about legendary musician, from his earliest days, to his rise to international superstardom.

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