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Watch Trailer For Alicia Keys' Directing Debut In "Five"

  • By Sergio
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  • August 30, 2011 9:51 AM
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Alicia Keys makes her directing debut with the segment "Lili" in the Lifetime Channel TV movie Five premiering on the network October 10. The film, which is made of of five short film all by different directors, chronicles the struggles of five different women dealing with the devastating news that they have breast cancer.
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Watch 1st Trailer For Tyler Perry's New Series "For Better Or Worse" (Michael Jai White, Tasha Smith

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 30, 2011 6:05 AM
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Well, look what we have here...

Watch Trailer For Biopic Documentary "The (R)evolution of Immortal Technique"

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • August 30, 2011 5:44 AM
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Making it's world premiere at the 6th annual Harlem International Film Festival (September 7-11, 2011) is the biopic documentary The (R)evolution of Immortal Technique.
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“Battlestar Galactica” Reboot, Starring Karen LeBlanc & Adrian Holmes, Heading Back To Web

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • August 30, 2011 5:24 AM
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After a bit of flip-flopping by network execs over where it should have its debut, the SyFy network has announced that it’s considering going back to its original idea of releasing Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome as a web series.

Watch Trailer for Idris Elba Produced Teen Horror Flick "Demons Never Die"!

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • August 30, 2011 5:11 AM
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The film was profiled by Cynthia on the site back in June.

On DVD Today... Tyler Perry's "Madea's Big Happy Family" *Drags* Its Way Into Your Living Rooms...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 30, 2011 4:23 AM
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Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family is out on DVD today.
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Thurgood Marshall Made History Today... Watch Laurence Fishburne Embody Him

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 30, 2011 3:34 AM
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Today in history... August 30th, 1967, Thurgood Marshall was confirmed as the first black Supreme Court justice.

First Look At "Soft Focus" By Rod Gailes OBC (2nd S&A Black Filmmaker Challenge Winner)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 30, 2011 3:11 AM
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Here's your first look still image from Rod Gailes OBC's Soft Focus - the winner of the second Shadow And Act $3,000 Black Filmmaker Challenge.

Interview: Directors of "Infiltrating Hollywood: The Rise & Fall of The Spook Who Sat By The Door"

  • By Curtis
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  • August 30, 2011 1:09 AM
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Here at S&A we’ve covered Infiltrating Hollywood: The Rise And Fall of The Spook Who Sat By The Door a number times, before and after it gained prominence in the film market. For those unaware, this documentary tells the story behind the making of the cult-favorite movie The Spook Who Sat By The Door, with interviews centering around Sam Greenlee, the writer of the original book and screenplay, along with film co-stars Paul Butler, J.A. Preston and the late director Ivan Dixon’s wife Berlie Dixon, among other notables. Now fresh from their award-winning showing at the Martha’s Vineyard African-American Film Festival and a multi-day run at the Chicago-based Black Harvest Film Festival, I present an interview with the directors of this telling documentary, Christine Acham and Cliff Ward.

Watch Trailer for Thriller About Kidnapped Mexican Beauty Queen "Miss Bala" (Miss Bullet)

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • August 30, 2011 1:00 AM
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I know this doesn't really apply to our site, but I saw the story on Indiewire's home page and I found the trailer interesting and compelling enough to post here. Miss Bala was well received by critics when it premiered at Cannes earlier this year. The film, starring newcomer Stephanie Sigman in a breakthrough performance, will screen at Telluride Film Festival, Toronto Film Festival and the New York Film Festival this year.

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