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Watch Trailer For The Trinidadian-Made Drama 'God Loves The Fighter'

  • By Sergio
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  • September 21, 2012 7:28 PM
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Here's the trailer for the new featuire film, God Loves the Fighter, made entirely in Trinidad, by filmmaker Damian Marcano, a Trinidad native who now lives in the U.S.

'Mr. Sophistication,' 'Alaskaland,' 'Benji' (Among Others) To Be Screened at Chicago International Film Fest

  • By Sergio
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  • September 21, 2012 6:43 PM
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The Chicago International Film Festival, which runs from October 11-25, announced their official schedule yesterday; and among the dozens of films which will be presented at this year's festival, are several that will, no doubt, be of interest to readers at S & A. 

The 4th Annual Black Panther Party Film Festival At Maysles NYC Announces Lineup, Dates

  • By Courtney
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  • September 21, 2012 4:53 PM
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All the vitals via press release below; click HERE for ticket info:

African Diaspora International Film Festival Celebrates 20 Years! Announces 2012 Dates

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 21, 2012 2:26 PM
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The fall film festival beat marches on as the African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF), here in New York City, announces its 2012 dates, and expected highlights; we're looking forward to seeing what this year's lineup of films looks like, especially in celebration of the festival's 20th year - one of the oldest and most regarded diaspora film festivals in the country, if not the world.

Meet African/British Film Director Mark Tonderai

  • By Natasha Greeves
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  • September 21, 2012 2:17 PM
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Mark Tonderai's Horror Thriller House At The End Of The Street starring Jennifer Lawrence and Elisabeth Shue opens today in theaters. 

New In Theaters In This Weekend

  • By Natasha Greeves
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  • September 21, 2012 1:40 PM
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What's in theaters this weekend:

Opening This Weekend-Review - Steve James' 'Head Games' Is A Cautionary Tale For Athletes

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 21, 2012 12:49 PM
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In Theaters today see my review below.

Urbanworld 2012 Friday Screening Highlights - What To See At The Festival Today, 9/21

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 21, 2012 12:08 PM
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The 16th Urbanworld Film Festival is underway, after last night's successful opening premiere of the BET original movie from the Akils, Being Mary Jane (starring Gabrielle Union).

Sam Pollard, Melissa Haizlip Teaming For 'Mr. SOUL!: Ellis Haizlip & The Birth Of Black Power TV'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 21, 2012 11:00 AM
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The short story goes... In 1968, they asked him to produce the first "black Tonight Show." Instead, he started a revolution by bringing the real black experience to the national stage... SOUL! was one of the most controversial, successful and socially significant black-produced TV shows in US history.

This Week in Black Television - 64th Primetime Emmy Awards: Who Will Win?

  • By Curtis Caesar John
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  • September 21, 2012 10:26 AM
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This Sunday September 23 is the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards and the competition this year is pretty fierce but also pretty devoid of Black faces, a shame really as The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has expanded the amount of nominees in recent years.  Still, while we focus on Black television we’re TV lovers here period so from the actual list (I made some predictions months ago right before the noms were released - http://blogs.indiewire.com/shadowandact/this-week-in-black-television-wholl-get-an-emmy-award-nomination-and-who-else-should) I’ll pare down who I think will take the trophy this year from the major categories (and others I just dig) with some emphasis on the ones with Black faces like Don Cheadle.  PLEASE share with me who you think will win in the comments section following my picks.  I’ll also be live tweeting during the Awards so follow me at @MediaManWatch and share Emmy musings along with me. 

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