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Watch “The Misadventures of AWKWARD Black Girl” Episode 8 (Web Series)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 8, 2011 3:00 AM
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Continuing on with Issa Rae’s immensely popular Awkward Black Girl web series; She just dropped episode 8, which I embedded below, which was directed by Dennis Dortch (A Good Day To Be Black & Sexy):
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Watch Brand New Clip From "Black Power Mixtape" + Director Considering Sequel (B-Side)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 8, 2011 1:48 AM
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As already noted, Goran Hugo Olsson’s acclaimed documentary, The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975, which premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival (where I first saw it), and was later acquired for distribution by Sundance Selects, opens this Friday, September 9, but only in 2 theaters; and both of them are in New York... at least for now.

Three Major Studios Rumored To Be On Bidding Battle Over Steve McQueen's "Shame"

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • September 8, 2011 1:43 AM
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A follow-up to Tambay's story posted today about the "distributor trials" caused by the film's uncompromising sexual content.

Teaser Trailer For "The Last Fall" Debuts (Matthew Cherry, Lance Gross, Nicole Beharie)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 8, 2011 1:11 AM
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I doubt this needs an intro at this point, given how much we've talked about it on S&A... but if you're only now just joining us, feel free to search the site for all our previous The Last Fall/Matthew Cherry posts; There's a lot to catch up on!
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Watch Preview for "No Greater Pain" Documentary, Featured at The Harlem Int'l Film Festival

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • September 8, 2011 1:09 AM
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Screening this Saturday, September 10th at the Harlem International Film Festival, the 33-minute documentary film No Greater Pain, is written by Chris Fletcher and directed by Desiree Holm and Matthew Marenick.

Watch Trailer For Short Film "Abidjan"

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • September 7, 2011 12:51 PM
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Last week, Tambay previewed director Alexander Etseyatse's boxing drama Mikel's Faith which screened at the Hell's Kitchen Film Festival this week. Well, Etseyatse's previous award-winning short film Abidjan has been on the festival circuit since last year and is now available to view on Amazon.com.
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South African Noir "How To Steal 2 Million" Making International/US Debut At Austin's Fantastic Fest

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 7, 2011 11:44 AM
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South African neo-noir thriller How To Steal 2 Million, which I first profiled about 2 months ago, and was intrigued by, based on what I read about it, and saw from its trailer and recently-released clip, will make its official international premiere at the upcoming 2011 installment of Fantastic Fest, which takes place in Austin, TX, during the last week of September.

Alicia Keys-Produced Broadway Play "Stick Fly" Finds Its Cast...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 7, 2011 9:44 AM
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Tony Award-winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Emmy nominee Dulé Hill, Mekhi Phifer, Tracie Thoms, and Condola Rashad make up the official cast of Lydia R. Diamond's play Stick Fly, which Alicia Keys is producing along with long-time Tyler Perry producer, Reuben Cannon, to be directed by Kenny Leon (The Mountaintop, Fences).

Watch Trailer For Upcoming 70s-Set Web Series "Queen Hussy" Directed By Pete Chatmon

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 7, 2011 9:06 AM
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Below, the first trailer for a new "raunchy" comedy webseries directed by a filmmaker I'm sure some of you folks are already familiar with, Mr Pete Chatmon (whose work we've highlighted in previous post on this site).
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Watch 4 New Clips From Michael Jai White's Directorial Debut "Never Back Down 2: The Beatdown"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 7, 2011 8:36 AM
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My last post on this, about a month ago, included an announcement that the film would be released on DVD, UNRATED, on September 13th, from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

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