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Watch Revealing Trailer For Boxing Documentary "Joe Frazier: When the Smoke Clears"

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • October 5, 2011 8:31 AM
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Making it's debut at the Philadelphia Film Festival (October 20 - November 3, 2011) is the boxing documentary Joe Frazier: When the Smoke Clears. In development for over three years, the film gives a detailed look at the former champion revealing his roots in South Carolina’s Gullah community to his international fame as a sports icon.

Julie Dash On "Daughters," Tyler Perry + 2 Projects She's Developing (Mini Series & Cyber Thriller)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 5, 2011 7:41 AM
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Nice convo with Julie Dash posted today, courtesy of Duke University Professor Mark Anthony Neal on his Left of Black series. This year marks the 20th Anniversary of the release of Dash’s ground-breaking film Daughters of the Dust.

Will and Jada Pinkett Smith Sell Comedy About Dominican American to ABC

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • October 5, 2011 7:24 AM
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According to Hollywood Reporter, Will and Jada Pinkett Smith have sold an Untitled Romeo Project to ABC along with business partner James Lassiter. The comedy will center around a young charismatic Dominican man (played by Anthony "Romeo" Santos) from Washington Heights "who tries to please his very traditional, immigrant father while also creating a life that reflects his new vision of the American Dream." In real life, Santos is the lead singer for popular Dominican Bachata group Aventura. The show is slightly based on Santos' real life relationship with his father.

Watch Trailer For Poetic Documentary "Sonia Sanchez: Shake Loose Memories"

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • October 5, 2011 6:18 AM
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Here's an insightful documentary that screened last month at the Urbanworld Film Festival. It's called Sonia Sanchez: Shake Loose Memories and is described as..."a musical and poetic journey through the life, art and activism of black arts movement icon, Sonia Sanchez."
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"The Help" Gets A DVD/Blu-ray/VOD Release Date After Impressive Box Office Run

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 5, 2011 4:50 AM
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Seems like it's been awhile since our last post on The Help - quite possibly 2011's most polarizing movie, and not just here on S&A.

2011 Hollywood Black Film Festival Announces Lineup (Infiltrating Hollywood Makes The Cut)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 5, 2011 4:20 AM
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As the image above states, the festival runs from October 27 - 30, in Los Angeles, CA.

YouTube Launches In Kenya; Promises Local Content From Local Content Producers

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 5, 2011 3:57 AM
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... And you know we'll be watching for content to share here on S&A. I already subscribed. More HERE.

Pam Grier Drops A Few "Man With The Iron Fist" Nuggets + Talks Film Adaptation Of Her Memoirs

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 5, 2011 2:55 AM
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By now, I assume most are already well aware of RZA's upcoming feature directorial debut, The Man With The Iron Fist, which stars the man himself, Russell Crowe, Pam Grier and others; Eli Roth and Quentin Tarantino are producers of the project.

Out In Africa Film Festival Lineup Announced ("Pariah" & Gun Hill Road" Make The Cut)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 5, 2011 2:13 AM
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The Out In Africa Film Festival (OIA) is scheduled to run from October 21st through the 30th, in South Africa, with screenings in both Cape Town and Johannesburg; and 2 films we've covered quite a bit on S&A will screen there: Dee Rees' Pariah and Rashaad Ernesto Green's Gun Hill Road.

Anthony Mackie Wants Jonathan Demme To Direct His Jesse Owens Biopic

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 5, 2011 2:11 AM
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We already know that Anthony Mackie has expressed his desire to portray legendary Olympic gold medalist Jesse Owens, and has in fact long been developing a film based on the man's life.

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