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Brit Aml Ameen Joins Cast Of Lee Daniels' 'The Butler' - Playing A Younger Forest Whitaker

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  • July 20, 2012 5:44 PM
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Brit Aml Ameen has joined the cast of Lee Daniels' The Butler, playing the younger version of the title character, played by Forest Whitaker.

FREE Screening Of Doc 'Bury The Hatchet' (Descendants Of Runaway Slaves Now Mardi Gras Indian Chiefs)

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  • July 20, 2012 5:19 PM
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Intriguing 90-minute documentary titled Bury the Hatchet; a portrait of three Mardi Gras Indian "Big Chiefs" -  New Orleans men who are the descendants of runaway slaves, taken in by the Native Americans of the Louisiana bayous.

Award-Winning Drama 'Falling Overnight' By Conrad Jackson Gets Theatrical Run Playdates

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 20, 2012 4:56 PM
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A film I profiled about a year ago (Falling Overnight directed by Conrad Jackson - photo above - his feature film debut), is on its way to theaters, starting next week Friday, the 27th of July, at Cinema Village in NYC, and then August 3 at Downtown Independent in Los Angeles, and on August 10 at Merrill’s Roxy Burlington, VT.

'Streetcar Named Desire' Revival Run Ends This Sunday, July 22; 4 More Chances To See It

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 20, 2012 2:44 PM
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Just a reminder that it closes in 2 days - on the 22nd, which is this Sunday. So, if you're in the NYC area, you've got 4 more chances to do so: there's an 8pm show tonight; 2 shows tomorrow (2pm and 8pm) and 1 show on Sunday at 3pm.

Spike Lee's 'Red Hook Summer' MPAA Rating: R or NC17?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 20, 2012 1:50 PM
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Reading THIS piece on the Los Angeles Times' website to learn that Spike Lee's Red Hook Summer, will be given an R rating by the MPAA - at least, that's what the LA Times says/.

Watch: 'The Corporate Negro' & 'Thangs' (Revisiting The Pstola Library)

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  • July 20, 2012 12:51 PM
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Some Friday fun...

Watch Trailer For South African Action Comedy 'Gog' Helen' (Family, Crooks & A Mattress Full Of Cash)

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  • July 20, 2012 12:20 PM
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Here's a trailer for a project I profiled earlier this week; a trailer didn't exist at the time, but one was uploaded to YouTube yesterday, which I was alerted to this morning.

'Tula, The Revolt' To Go Into Production This Fall (Scripted Feature On 1795 Slave Uprising In Curacao)

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  • July 20, 2012 11:31 AM
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'Red Hook Summer' Theater Listings (Is It Coming To A Theater Near You?)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 20, 2012 10:55 AM
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New Yorkers will get to see it before everybody else when it opens on August 10th in 4 theaters in the city - Landmark Sunshine, AMC Empire 25, AMC Magic Johnson Harlem 9, and BAM Rose Cinemas.

New In USA Theaters Today: Ensemble Dramedy '30 Beats' Co-starring Condola Rashad (Reviews Weak)

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  • July 20, 2012 10:34 AM
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Other than that movie about the grown man in a bat suit who does stuff...

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