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Tyler Perry Now Owns A Stake In OWN & Other Things You Should Know About Their New Partnership

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 2, 2012 8:12 PM
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Yesterday's news that Oprah Winfrey's OWN Network had entered into a partnership with Tyler Perry to bring scripted series to the network, was met with a lot of disconcerted voices around the web. To be sure, there was some support. But it seemed the loudest voices were the dissenters.

Opening Cities, Theaters Revealed For USA Theatrical Run Of Ozwald Boateng Doc 'A Man's Story'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 2, 2012 7:14 PM
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We now have official USA theatrical opening cities and theater locations for A Man's Story, the highly-anticipated Ozwald Boateng documentary we first alerted you way back in 2010, when it's released in the USA on November 2nd.

Andrew Dosunmu's Enchanting 'Restless City' Is Now Available As A VOD/iTunes Rental

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 2, 2012 6:51 PM
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AFFRM's third theatrical release - Andrew Dosunmu's enchanting acclaimed feature film debut, Restless City - is now available for rent via VOD, starting today, October 2.

Rutina Wesley Circling 2 Features: A Drama ('Last Weekend') & A Thriller ('Angry Little Gods')

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 2, 2012 5:55 PM
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A double-shot of True Blood's Rutina Wesley in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1...

TIFF 2012 Film Roundup/Recap - A Look At Feature Doc 'Venus And Serena'

  • By Lisa Harewood
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  • October 2, 2012 5:12 PM
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I’m a huge fan of tennis and a huge fan of the Williams sisters. So when I discovered that TIFF had programmed a feature length documentary about them in the 2012 line-up I was eager to see it.  

The DC Sniper Attacks, 10 Years Later & The Upcoming Isaiah Washington Film Adaptation

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 2, 2012 5:03 PM
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The Washington Post remembers the so-called Beltway (Washington D.C. area) sniper attacks, which begun exactly 10 years ago today, October 2, 2002.

Original 'Steel Magnolias' Producer Files Suit To Stop Release Of All-Black Remake (Rights Issues)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 2, 2012 4:22 PM
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Untold Story Of Activist, Political Prisoner, Founder Of Pan Africanist Congress, Robert Sobukwe

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 2, 2012 3:48 PM
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Titled Sobukwe: A Great Soul, the 2012 100-minute film is directed by Mickey Madoda Dubeis, and tells the story of philosopher, activist and political prisoner, the late Robert Sobukwe, asking why there isn't a single surviving archive of a man who was once... "one of the most watched, most recorded, most vocal, most feared, most revered, most visionary - the most popular political prisoner in the world before Nelson Mandela?"

Exciting Cinema Of The America's Program Lineup At 48th Chicago International Film Festival

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 2, 2012 2:47 PM
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I'll return to highlight specific titles; some we've already profiled and are tracking, like the Colombian coming-of-age drama La Playa DC, from director Juan Andres Arango.

Trailer For Picturesque, Evocative Drama On Religious Tolerance 'Walking At Dawn'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 2, 2012 1:59 PM
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Here's the trailer for a 20-minute short film titled, Walking At Dawn, from writer/director Onyinye Egenti. 

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