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Watch: Lionel Cineas And Wendell Sisnett's Short Film "Young Girl"

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • December 27, 2011 9:00 AM
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Co-written by Lionel Cineas and Wendell Sisnett, and directed by Cineas, Young Girl-- "The story of a girl who tried to dance to her own cadence instead of following the beat and going to God for Patience"-- is the latest short film offering from Cineas Films.
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Trailer Watch For Boxing Drama "Mikel's Faith"

  • By Sergio
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  • December 26, 2011 4:46 PM
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Back in early September Tambay proflied this urban boxing drama Mikel's Faith written, directed and starring Alexander Etseyatse (read HERE) which was presented at the Hell's Kitchen Film Festival in New York City this fall.
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Actress Michael Michele Adds Fashion Designer To Her Resume

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • December 26, 2011 2:19 PM
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Sergio's recent post on Blair Underwood's new line of suits inspired this latest tidbit of info on actress Michael Michele, who's best known for appearing in the hit films Ali and New Jack City as well as popular tv shows ER, Homicide and New York Undercover.  It's been awhile since she's been on the big or small screen but there's a good reason for that.  Aside from raising her six year old son as a single mom, she's been busy forging her new role as...a fashion designer.

Watch Ving Rhames in Trailer For Hunted House Horror Indie "Seven Below"

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • December 26, 2011 11:53 AM
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I couldn't find this film profiled on the site, even though, the trailer was released over a month ago; so, here we go...
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"They Messed w/ The Wrong Senior Citizen" - Watch Trailer For "Bad Ass" Starring Danny Trejo, Charles S. Dutton

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 26, 2011 9:56 AM
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Danny Trejo seems to be quietly carving out a piece of the leading man pie for himself, even though some of these films likely won't be seen by most movie-goers (see recent films like Machete and The Bill Collector as examples; the latter released on DVD only).
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Mekhi Phifer Talks Broadway Debut in Alicia Keys-Produced "Stick Fly"

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • December 26, 2011 9:25 AM
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Watch New Clip For "Joyful Noise" (Queen Latifah, Keke Palmer)

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • December 26, 2011 8:38 AM
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Warner Brothers has just released a new clip for the upcoming musical comedy Joyful Noise. Filmed in Georgia and written/directed by Todd Graff, the film tells the story of a "small town choir out to win a national competition despite overwhelming odds. A story of faith and determination by the choir leaders (Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton) and the young talent who give their all to win god's praise and beat the competition for the grand prize."
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Weekend B.O. Dec 23-25

  • By Sergio
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  • December 25, 2011 1:45 PM
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Because this weekend's holiday weekend is unusual, since Christmas falls on a Sunday, and some films, such as War Horse, open today, this weekend's box office estimates are sure to fluctuate. But for a snapshot of where things stand right now, here's what it looks like.
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The New York Times Discovers Indie Black Filmmakers

  • By Sergio
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  • December 25, 2011 9:03 AM
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"Medicine for Melancholy"
And about time too! But seriously, in this Sunday's New York Times there's a front page article written by Nelson George in the Arts and Lesiure section (read HERE) about the current crop of independent black filmmakers working today. The very same filmmakers we deal with practically every day right here on S & A.

Holiday Music Break - Duke Ellington In "Bundle Of Blues"

  • By Sergio
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  • December 23, 2011 11:22 PM
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Here's a terrific musical short for your holiday enjoyment. This is Duke Ellington and his band from the 1933 music short film Bundle of Blues.

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