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Beautiful Trailer For Upcoming Feature Film, "Late Summer" - Inspired By Ozu

  • By Sergio
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  • November 30, 2011 8:03 PM
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Here's a look at what defintely looks like a very interesting and worthwhile feature film to check out. Currently in post-production, Late Summer, which was written and directed by Ernie Park and produced by Michael Garziano and Shawn Whitsell, is inspired, according to the filmmakers, by the sutble and sensitive films by the great Japanese director Yasujiro Ozu.
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Neo-Noir Thriller "The Samaritan" Starring Samuel L. Jackson and Ruth Negga Acquired by IFC Films

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • November 30, 2011 5:32 PM
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A film we last talked about this past May; the David Weaver-directed Neo Noir thriller titled The Samaritan, starring Samuel L. Jackson and Ruth Negga, has been acquired by IFC Films for domestic distribution.

Viola Davis To Be Honored With Performer of The Year Award At SBFF 2012

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 30, 2011 5:30 PM
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Quite possibly the first of other solo awards to come for her performance in the film...
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Sundance 2012 Black Cinema Discoveries #1 - "Beasts Of The Southern Wild"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 30, 2011 4:53 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 full "in competition" selection list, unveiled minutes ago, click HERE to read that post in which you'll find titles we've written about quite a bit like Ava DuVernay's Middle Of Nowhere, Sam Pollard's documentary Slavey By Another Name, and Sheldon Candis' LUV in the mix).
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Sundance 2012 U.S. & World Cinema Dramatic & Documentary Competitions Lineup Announced! ("Middle Of Nowhere" & Others Make The Cut)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 30, 2011 4:04 PM
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Well... hot off the presses... directly from the festival's website... here you go; skimming the list, I see a few that we've covered on S&A, including at least 1 that was on my predictions list. I'll return with individual profiles later, especially for any that we haven't written about before:
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African-American Classics Presents Comic Book Adaptations Of Stories By Early Black Authors, Illustrated By Contemporary Black Artists.

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 30, 2011 3:40 PM
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This sounds cool... from the press release below:

Watch Teaser Clip Of Michael Ealy's New Cop Show "Common Law" Premiering In Jan. On The USA Network

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • November 30, 2011 3:22 PM
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Good news for all you Michael Ealy fans...His new cop series, Common Law, will premiere January 26 on the USA network.

"Church Girl" With Robin Givens Coming Out On DVD In Jan

  • By Sergio
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  • November 30, 2011 3:12 PM
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Here's yet another one of those inspirational-stage-plays-aimed-at-the-black-market heading straight for DVD release. This time it's Church Girl the popular and successful musical play which toured across the country last year. It's written and produced by Angela Barrow Dunlap who calls herself "The Leading Lady of Urban Theatre," which means it's only a matter of time before she starts making movies too. 

Watch Paula Patton Throw Some Punches, Kicks, Flips And More In new Clip From "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 30, 2011 3:04 PM
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Newly released clip from the upcoming 4th installment in the Mission: Impossible franchise, titled Ghost Protocol, which sees the return of Tom Cruise, as well as the addition of newcomers Paula Patton, and Jeremy Renner.
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Leila Djansi's "Ties That Bind" Tops Ghana Movie Awards Nominations w/ 21 Nods

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 30, 2011 2:48 PM
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Ghanaian director Leila Djansi's  Ties That Bind, a film we've written about a number of times, which stars Kimberly Elise, Nollywood star Omotola Jalade and Ghanaian actress Ama K Abebrese, has topped this year's Ghana Movie Awards nominations with a total of 21 nominations including Best Picture, Best Story and Best Editing.
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