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Sundance 2012 - Watch Dystopian "Robots Of Brixton" From The Short Film Program

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 6, 2011 5:01 PM
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Looking over the Sundance 2012 Short Film Program announced earlier today, I came across this one...

"She's Still Not Our Sister" w/ Jackee Harry, Clifton Powell, Kellita Smith Premiering on GMC Network This Saturday

  • By Sergio
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  • December 6, 2011 4:53 PM
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In case you've been having sleepless nights wondering whatever happened to the effervescent Jackee Harry, you can rest easy now since we can announce that she's part of the new TV series "She's Still Not Our Sister" which is premiering this Sunday Dec. 10 on the Gospel Music Channel cable network (which I admit is the first time I've ever heard of it).
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A Black Film Festival Undressed - A Conversation w/ African Diaspora International Film Fest Co-Founder Diarah N'daw-Spech

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 6, 2011 3:45 PM
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Another new content feature I've long intended to incorporate into the site are profiles of black film festivals and the people at the top who run them. I think it's crucial that we get to know these men and women behind these yearly events, who invest quite a lot of time, energy, and other resources into putting their individual celebrations of black cinema together. Given how long I've been writing about black cinema on the web, I've noticed that we (as audience members, filmmakers and writers) can be rather quick to criticize black film festivals and those who run them, without really, fully understanding what happens behind the curtain, so to speak. And I say it's time to demystify some of that process, and get inside the heads of the folks who manage these sometimes mammoth annual events. 

First-Look At Common In Sundance 2012 Entry "LUV" + New Images From Ava DuVernay's "Middle Of Nowhere"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 6, 2011 3:05 PM
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More publicity materials from films scheduled to make their debuts at Sundance 2012 next month; both I've already profiled.
More: Festivals, Pics

Herman Cain To Be The Subject Of A BET Documentary This Thursday

  • By Sergio
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  • December 6, 2011 2:35 PM
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It's obvious they're coming kind of late to this, especially now that he's dropped out, but BET will broadcast the documentary The Curious Case of Citizen Cain  this Thursday on the network at 9PM (8PM Central).
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Octavia Spencer Says She Beat Out Queen Latifah, Mo'Nique, Jennifer Hudson For Role In "The Help"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 6, 2011 2:20 PM
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In the below interview, Anderson Cooper chats with Octavia Spencer, co-star of this summers hit The Help, as she and Viola Davis have been thrust once again into the spotlight, campaigning for trophies next year.
More: casting

Steven Spielberg Admits That He Softened Lesbian Sex In "The Color Purple"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 6, 2011 1:38 PM
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And this should come as absolutely no surprise to anyone who's read Alice Walker's original novel... but just in case you haven't... Mr Speilberg says, "yeah, I toned things down, now what?"

Halle Berry Will Play "A Jewish Woman In The 1930s" & "An Old Tribal Woman" In Wachowski/Tykwer "Cloud Atlas" Adaptation

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 6, 2011 12:49 PM
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Some interesting tidbits about the upcoming, highly anticipated film, from a profile in yesterday's New York Times...

The New Steel (The African American Superhero) Debuts... Maybe We'll Get Another (Better) Movie

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 6, 2011 11:20 AM
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Comic books fans may have something to say about this I'm guessing... from Black Superhero Fan:
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Watch Now: Director David Felix Sutcliffe's "Adama" (Online For Only 1 More Day)

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • December 6, 2011 11:14 AM
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Producer/Director David Felix Sutcliffe and produer Su Kim's documentary, Adama, about a 16 year-old East Harlem teen suspected of connections to terrorism, premiered on public television networks last month.  For those of you who missed it, there is only 1 day left to catch it online thanks to ITVS and WORLD Compass.

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