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A Movie About Julius Eastman Is Necessary... Somebody Make It Happen!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 9, 2012 10:53 AM
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As I said on Facebook this morning, I'm mad at myself for the fact that I'm only just now learning about Julius Eastman, the African American composer who died rather young, in 1990, at just 49 years old.

A Three Hour 'Django Unchained' In The Works?

  • By Sergio
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  • November 9, 2012 10:50 AM
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It's been a while since we last had something about Django Unchained, so here's something to keep you up to date.

Speculation That Lando Calrissian Might Be Rebooted For New 'Star Wars' Trilogy; How & When Exactly?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 9, 2012 10:02 AM
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I need some clairty this Friday morning; specifically from all you Star Wars afficionados.

The UK's Guardian Asks Why Race Should Still Play A Part In Awards Recognition

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 9, 2012 9:43 AM
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Going through my news feed this morning as usual, and came across THIS article in the UK news magazine The Guardian, titled Do black actors still need the Screen Nation awards?

What Do You Make Of The New 'World War Z' Trailer? (Who Knew Fana Mokoena Was In It?)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 9, 2012 9:06 AM
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I realize that the usual studio approach to trailers is to emphasize the spectacle, especially when it comes to movies like this; but this looks insane. And not necessarily in a good way. These zombies are on steroids; or maybe we could call them super zombies!

Meet Mati Diop, Niece Of Great Senegalese Director Djibril Diop Mambéty And A Talent To Watch

  • By Courtney
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  • November 8, 2012 9:22 PM
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We totally missed this one, and it's actually quite a major miss! But thankfully, it didn't go completely unnoticed by us.

'Nairobi Half Life,' Mati Diop, 'Narcocorrido' Among AFI FEST 2012 Award Winners

  • By Courtney
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  • November 8, 2012 8:20 PM
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Big congrats to Kenyan director David Tosh Gitonga, as his feature film debut, Nairobi Half Life, which S&A has covered plenty, has been awarded the Audience Breakthrough Award at the AFI FEST 2012, presented by Audi. 

Braxton Family Pitching Daytime Talk Show; Report Calls It "'The View' But w/ A Lot Of Sass"

  • By Courtney
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  • November 8, 2012 7:11 PM
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Their Braxton Family Values reality TV show is a hit for WE-TV, and the Braxtons now want to take that success into the world of daytime talk shows, So says The Huffington Post.

Tyler Perry Casting Up 'Single Mom's Club' Adds 'Bridesmaids' Star Wendi McLendon-Covey

  • By Courtney
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  • November 8, 2012 6:46 PM
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Don Cheadle's Miles Davis Film Gets A Title Francois Truffaut Would Probably Be Honored By

  • By Courtney
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  • November 8, 2012 6:04 PM
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  • 7 Comments
One of many biopics of black public figures In limbo looks like it's still very much alive, although coming together at a snail's pace.

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