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POSTPONED: A Convo w/ Russ Parr ("The Under Shepherd" Starring Isaiah Washington)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 30, 2012 1:16 PM
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UPDATE: This was originally scheduled for tonight, Monday, 1/30/2012, but it's been post-poned to another date, which will be announced later... so stay tuned! Sorry for the mixup folks!
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If You Missed It...Listen Now! S&A Podcast Show ("Red Tails," Spike Lee And "Half Of A Yellow Sun" Casting Controversy)

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • January 30, 2012 12:53 PM
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We had an AWESOME podcast return yesterday!  The S&A crew (Tambay, Sergio, Monique, Emmanuel, Vanessa and Cynthia) covered the movie Red Tails as well as Spike Lee and his latest flick Red Hook Summer.  However, the subject generating some "heated" debate was the casting controversy surrounding the film adaptation of Half Of A Yellow Sun proving we (the S&A crew) don't always agree on everything.
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Watch Depression Era-Set Short Film "Jack And The Dustbowl" (Short Shouts!)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 30, 2012 12:48 PM
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From Whitestone Motion Pictures, a short film titled Jack and the Dustbowl, centered around...
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Sundance Film Festival 2012 Shadow & Act Recap/Wrap-up

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 30, 2012 12:16 PM
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Just in case you missed my coverage of *black films* that screened at the 2012 edition of the Sundance Film Festival, follow the links below (note: I didn't get to see every film on my list, most notably Sheldon Candis' LUV, due to scheduling conflicts and other problems; but I got the majority of them):

Docu-Drama On Trial Of Black Slave Accused Of Burning Down Montreal Gets DVD/VOD Release

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 30, 2012 10:39 AM
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Intriguing docu-drama here, I profiled several months ago, with an unfamiliar narrative, and one I'd very much like to see, and will now have an opportunity to since it's being released on DVD and digitally via iTunes next week.

Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Cast Of "The Help" Clean Up At The SAG Awards

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 30, 2012 12:34 AM
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I actually fell asleep before this started; long weekend, and I was tired; still recouping and adjusting from my Sundance trip; So I didn't get to watch any of it. And if you missed the show as well, here are the results, hot off the presses:

BBC America To Co-Produce Third Series Of "Luther"

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • January 29, 2012 5:30 PM
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I guess it pays to be a winner.  Because now that Idris Elba has been awarded the Golden Globe for his performance in BBC's Luther, everybody's on board to help get the next installment of the popular drama back on screens.

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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