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'Son Shine' Explores Effects Of 1992 Los Angeles Uprising On 13 Year Old Boy & Father

  • By Katrelle Kindred
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  • July 16, 2012 8:08 PM
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Taking place in April of 1992, Son Shine, follows the story of 12 year old Hakeem Brown. On the heels of his thirteenth birthday, Hakeem is anxious to leave childhood behind and enter young adulthood. Known in his neighborhood as the “good kid,” Hakeem is a honor student, good brother to his younger sister, and an obedient son. However, things begin to change for Hakeem as he becomes aware of the political climate in his South Los Angeles Neighborhood during the announcement of the Rodney King verdict. Watching his neighborhood erupt into flames from his bedroom window, Hakeem disobeys his parents by joining the chaos of the riots. Now face to face with the realities of the uprising, Hakeem has to make the decision to be a part of the solution or to become a part of the problem.

Full Synopsis + Pic For David Oyelowo's 'Complicit' + Projects w/ Black Stars In Channel 4's 2012/13 Lineup

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 16, 2012 7:28 PM
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Some UK TV news for next season...

Quentin Tarantino Sets Record Straight On Will Smith's (Non) Casting In 'Django Unchained'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 16, 2012 7:00 PM
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A double-shot of Django Unchained news in one day; how about that...

Gaius Charles Joins Cast Of Shonda Rhimes' 'Grey's Anatomy'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 16, 2012 6:33 PM
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Gaius Charles (Friday Night Lights alum) has joined the cast of Shonda Rhimes' long-running medical drama series Grey's Anatomy, although details on his role aren't available yet, as they are reportedly being "worked out," says TVLine, adding that he'll likely be playing a young doctor at Seattle Grace, which saw 2 major staff losses recently.

Exclusive: 'Pariah's' Pernell Walker & Stephen Rider ('Safe House') Join Cast Of Lee Daniels' 'The Butler'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 16, 2012 6:04 PM
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'Twelve Years A Slave' Set Photo Surfaces (It All About The Shoes)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 16, 2012 5:34 PM
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Ok, so it's not much to look at; but I'm sure, like me, many of you are curious to see some photos and/or footage from Steve McQueen's 12 Years A Slave film adaptation.

Watch: HBO Finally Sets Releases Trailer For 'Treme' Season 3

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 16, 2012 4:55 PM
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The season finale of season 2 aired just over a year ago, and fans of HBO's acclaimed New Orleans-set drama Treme (created by David Simon and Eric Overmyer that premiered on April 11, 2010) have since been waiting patiently for season 3 to begin.

Anthony Mackie In Talks To Play Falcon In 'Captain America' Sequel

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 16, 2012 4:29 PM
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Speaking of black superheroes...

Preview Visually Appealing South African Drama 'Elelwani' (First Venda Production In Film History)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 16, 2012 3:49 PM
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The teaser doesn't reveal much (after all, it's a teaser) but there's enough here to get my attention.

New Voices in Black Cinema now Accepting Submissions for 2013 Festival

  • By Curtis Caesar John
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  • July 16, 2012 3:10 PM
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Now accepting submissions for its 3rd annual film festival is Brooklyn's premier Black film showcase the ActNow: New Voices in Black Cinema Festival. Programmed by ActNow Foundation, it all takes place February 15th-18th 2013 at BAMcinématek (the movie wing of the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the nations oldest ongoing performance center); the festival which in the past has played independent films like Tanya Hamiton's Night Catches Us (starring Kerry Washington & Anthony Mackie) , Ava DuVernay's I Will Follow, the Aunjanue Ellis starring The Tested, as well as compelling documentaries such as Infiltrating Hollywood: The Rise & Fall of the Spook Who Sat By The Door, Sneaker Stories, and The Furious Force of Rhymes, and introuduced audiences eager for new voices to new indpendent Black films like Single Hills, SUS, Lesson Before Love and Let's Stay Together. The NVBC Festival also yearly bestows previous undeclared films as 'New Black Classics' - in 2012 Theodore Witcher's Love Jones held that distinction and Wendell B. Harris' Chamelon Street held inaugural title in 2011. The deadline to submit is November 20, 2012. Details after the jump.

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