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"The Interrupters" On BBC Four This Sunday

  • By Sergio
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  • December 2, 2011 10:03 AM
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Perhaps the most acclaimed film of 2011, Steve James' documentary The Interrupters, will make its broadcast premiere on BBC Four in the UK this Sunday night Dec. 4 at 21:00 (or 9PM)
More: Television

Review - Steve McQueen's "Shame" (Smack It up, Flip It, Rub It Down, Oh, No...!)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 2, 2011 9:59 AM
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It opens in the US today, so I figured I'd repost my review of it, which I penned after I saw it in early October.

Gabourey Sidibe Says She's Attached To A "Cool Dark Comedy" To Shoot Next Year Titled "What's The Matter With Margie"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 1, 2011 10:09 PM
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I lifted the following from an interview from the latest issue of The HF Magazine, with Gabourey Sidibe.

Rachid Bouchareb's Post-UK Bus Bombings Drama "London River" Coming To US Theatres This Month!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 1, 2011 9:18 PM
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It's been sometime since there's been any mention of this film on S&A - about a year ago actually, when it was screening as part of the African Diaspora Film Festival lineup in NYC.

African American Women Take On The Comic Book Industry (Jackie Ormes Lives On)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 1, 2011 8:37 PM
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Any black women comic book creators/illustrators reading S&A? If so, let me know!
More: Comics

"The Mountaintop" Offering Special Discounted ($30) Tickets For Under-30 Patrons For One Day Only!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 1, 2011 7:28 PM
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If you haven't yet seen Katori Hall's Olivier Award-winning, critically-acclaimed The Mountaintop on Broadway, which stars Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett, and you'd like to see it but maybe can't afford to pay the price of admission, AND you're under 30 years old, AND you're available on December 7th at 8PM... you'll be glad to know that, thanks to a special initiative from Playbill and NY1, for one night only, you'll be able to see the play for just $30.
More: Theater

See "La sociedad del semáforo" ("The Stoplight Society") + 11 Other Films At MoMA's Iberoamérican Images Film Exhibition

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 1, 2011 6:52 PM
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La sociedad del semáforo (The Stoplight Society), a Colombia/Spain/France/Germany co-production, directed by Rubén Mendoza, will be one of 12 films scheduled to screen at MoMA's Iberoamérican Images film exhibition here in NYC - a collection of Latin American, Spanish, and Portuguese movies, mostly unknown to those of us here in the USA.

Some Movie Theater Chains Are Refusing To Book Steve McQueen's "Shame"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 1, 2011 5:59 PM
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I'm not at all surprised; it's an NC17-rated movie, so of course there'll always be those puritans who think it vile and ignoble.

Sundance 2012 Black Cinema Discoveries #2 - Terence Nance's "An Oversimplification of Her Beauty"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 1, 2011 5:30 PM
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As promised... Sundance 2012 highlights that we haven't at all covered previously on Shadow And Act; if you haven't seen the the lineup that's been announced thus far, click HERE for the dramatic/doc competition titles, announced yesterday, and HERE for the Spotlight, Park City at Midnight, NEXT <=> and New Frontier programs, announced earlier today.

Additional Sundance Film Festival Lineups Unveiled

  • By Jasmin
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  • December 1, 2011 4:42 PM
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This afternoon, the Sundance Film Festival unveiled the lineups for its Spotlight, Park City at Midnight, NEXT <=> and New Frontier programs. Films of note include Andrea Arnold's Wuthering Heights adaptation in the Spotlight section, as well as An Oversimplification of Her Beauty by Terence Nance, a filmmaker whose work we've covered in the past, in the New Frontier section.

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