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"Viva Riva" Gets A Red-Band Trailer. Watch It Now!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 3, 2011 7:14 AM
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In my review of Djo Tunda Wa Munga's crime drama, Viva Riva!, I highlighted the film's audacious depictions of the kind of orchestrated sexuality and violence rarely seen in African cinema (specifically cinema of the DRC - the Democratic Republic Of The Congo, where such scenes are taboo).
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DC Black Theater Festival This Month; Rain Pryor, Doug E. Doug Melba Moore, Others Performing

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 3, 2011 6:33 AM
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The DC Black Theater Festival taking place in Washington, from June 12th to the 19th, will bring a host of stories written and presented by African American playwrights from across the country.
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Watch Episode 4 Of Chiwetel Ejiofor's New BBC Crime Series "The Shadow Line"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 3, 2011 6:07 AM
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A little late in posting last week's episode, episode 4. Episode 5 aired this week; but episode 4 first.

South Africa's Best Foreign Language Oscar Submission "Life, Above All" Gets US Release Date!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 3, 2011 5:20 AM
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South Africa’s entry for this year’s Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Language Film category, titled, Life, Above All, will open in limited USA release next month, beginning on July 15th.

2011 Urbanworld Film Festival Call For Submissions; Deadlines Imminent

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 3, 2011 4:57 AM
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The 15th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival will run from September 14th-18th, 2011, here in New York City, and submissions are now being accepted, with deadlines imminent, so take heed below if you weren't already aware:

Josephine Baker Was Born Today... Watch "The Josephine Baker Story" Starring Lynn Whitfield

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 3, 2011 3:29 AM
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Today in history, June 3rd, 1906... dancer, singer and actress Freda Josephine McDonald (aka Josephine Baker), who gained fame in Paris, France, thanks to her "risque" cabaret and musical hall performances, was born in St. Louis, Missouri.

2011 MTV Movie Awards Adds "Best African Movie" Category To Lineup; 4 Films Nominated

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 3, 2011 2:59 AM
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The 2011 20th annual MTV Movie Awards airs live on the network this Sunday, June 5th, hosted by actor/comedian Jason Sudeikis at the Gibson Amphitheatre, in Universal City, California. And this year, for the very first time in the awards' history, African cinema will be recognized in its own separate category - Best African Movie.

Watch Another Teaser Clip From "The Help" Featuring Viola Davis & Emma Stone

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 3, 2011 2:39 AM
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The marketing campaign for The Help continues with yet another brief clip from the upcoming film adaptation, starring by Emma Stone, Viola Davis, and Octavia Spencer, amongst several others.
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Watch Trailer For "Jamel Shabazz Street Photographer" (A Tribute To A Man & His Camera)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 3, 2011 2:32 AM
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Screening later this month, as part of BAMcinemaFest here in Brooklyn, NY, the world premiere of Charlie Ahearn's documentary on the work, life and times of photographer/"urban life" documenter, Jamel Shabazz, titled Jamel Shabazz Street Photographer.

Filmmakers Take Note - SXSW Sets New Film Submission Guidelines For 2012

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 3, 2011 1:55 AM
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SXSW SETS NEW FILM SUBMISSION DEADLINES FOR 2012

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