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BFI '12 Preview: Shocking South African Drama 'Accession' (HIV-Positive Man Seeks Virgin For Cure Myth)

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • September 6, 2012 9:29 AM
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The uncompromising, documentary-style South African drama Accession, directed by Johannesburg native Michael J. Rix (Tengers), will screen at this year's BFI London Film Festival (October 10-21) as part of its Dare section. The film, which premiered at the Durban International Film Festival this past July, will compete next at the 25th Tokyo International Film Festival in October.

'No Love in the Wild' - bell hooks' 'Beast Of The Southern Wild' Critique

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 6, 2012 9:00 AM
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If you've been reading this blog long enough, you'll know that we're fans of bell hooks' critiques, essays, analyses, etc, on all things *black cinema.* We've referenced her words from time to time. When bell speaks, we pay attention, whether we agree with her or not.

SyFy Picks Up Stateside Rights To Sky 1's 'Sinbad' (Sophie Okonedo, Ashley Walters, George Harris)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 6, 2012 8:45 AM
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Our readers in the UK have already seen the some if not all of the new series - the BBC/Sky 1 HD production of Sinbad - that features performances from the likes of Elliot Knight, Sophie Okonedo, George Harris, Ashley Walters and Estella Daniels. It began airing July 8.

'Safe House' Sequel In The Works

  • By Sergio
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  • September 6, 2012 8:09 AM
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BFI '12 Preview: French Drama 'Rengaine' (Hold Back)- Muslim Woman Falls For Black Christian Man

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • September 5, 2012 9:45 PM
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A first feature film by French boxer, auteur and actor Rachid Djaidani (2006 documentary SUR MA LIGNE), Rengaine (Hold Back) premiered at this year's Cannes Film Festival, where it was the official selection in the Directors Fortnight and the International Critics Week sections.
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New Caribbean Cinema Series Presents 'Ring Di Alarm' - 7 Stories, 6 Directors, 1 Island (Jamaica)

  • By Courtney
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  • September 5, 2012 7:38 PM
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As described by the filmmakers behind it... The New Caribbean Cinema Series is a fresh, pioneering approach to film-making in the Caribbean. A mixture of ‘First World’ technical skill and business savvy, flavored with a distinctly Caribbean world-view, the New Caribbean Cinema Series proposes to present the world with a showcase of creative artistry from the region’s up and coming filmmakers. The series is a Caribbean co-production, jointly produced by Storm Saulter from Jamaica and the St Lucian born Michelle Serieux. The productions rely heavily on the creative and technical support of Joel Burke and Nile Saulter and are sustained by the commitment and effort of their production crew, who work at greatly reduced costs so that they can create a body of work that represents their capabilities. Tired of waiting on funding that never comes, New Caribbean Cinema exists to challenge old models and to prove that in the region, innovation and ingenuity are key to artistic expression.

TTFF '12 Preview: St. Thomas Drama 'Chance' (Student Enters Crime Life In Order To Treat Mother's Illness)

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • September 5, 2012 7:23 PM
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Filmed entirely in St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands, the drama Chance is screening at the 7th Annual Trinidad + Tobago Film Festival, which begins September 19. Directed by Evan Kaufmann (feature film debut) from a script penned by Mark Owens, Chance follows Darnell Smith (played by newcomer Terrance Bartley), a St. Thomian photographer whose plans to go to school in the States come to a halt due to his mother's severe illness. Under pressure to treat his mother's disease and support his family, Darnell enters the crime underworld.

Preview Brooklyn & Jamaica-Set Coming Of Age Drama 'The Harder They Fall'

  • By Courtney
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  • September 5, 2012 4:25 PM
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From Sunshowah Films (Daoud Abeid & Dahkil Hausif - above) and Streetwise Pictures (Kim Jackson) comes a coming of age drama "from the streets of Brooklyn to the Blue Mountains of Jamaica," titled The Harder They FalI, not to be confused with The Harder They Come, the 1972 Jamaican crime drama classic, which starred reggae legend Jimmy Cliff as an aspiring musician lured into a life of crime, which Clement Virgo is remaking.

There Will Be A Public Funeral Service For Actor Michael Clarke Duncan (Details)

  • By Courtney
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  • September 5, 2012 3:58 PM
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As was reported on Monday, Michael Clarke Duncan died from complications due to the heart attack he suffered on July 13.

Vivica A. Fox To Host Lifetime's All-New, Hidden Camera Series 'Prank My Mom'

  • By Courtney
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  • September 5, 2012 3:35 PM
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More programming starring black women from the Lifetiime network; this time it's Vivica A. Fox. See details in the press release we received below

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