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Powerhouse Lineup At 15th Reel Sisters Film Festival (Global Films By Women Of Color)

  • By Courtney
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  • September 25, 2012 4:46 PM
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A few of this year's highlights include: The Brooklyn premiere of Byron Hurt's Soul Food Junkies; a master editing workshop for emerging filmmakers with long-time editor of Spike Lee joints, Sam Pollard; a tribute to Blackside Inc., producers of acclaimed documentaries like Eyes on the Prize and Malcolm X: Make It Plain; honors for Tim Reid and Daphne Maxwell Reid; and there's more.

New On DVD, Blu-ray - Samuel L Jackson, Ruth Negga Neo-Noir Thriller 'The Samaritan'

  • By Courtney
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  • September 25, 2012 4:00 PM
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Last fall, IFC Films acquired stateside rights to this Samuel L. Jackson starrer - the David Weaver-directed neo noir thriller titled The Samaritan, which co-stars Ethiopian-Irish actress Ruth Negga and Brit Tom Wilkinson.

TIFF Film Roundup - Briefs On John Akomfrah's 'Peripiteia' & Haitian Drama 'Twa Timoun'

  • By Lisa Harewood
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  • September 25, 2012 3:31 PM
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It’s been just over a week since my return to Barbados from Toronto and I’m slowly recovering from a whirlwind three weeks that culminated in TIFF 2012.

Multi-Racial 'Streetcar Name Desire' Revival Producer Prepping 'Black Orpheus' For Broadway Run

  • By Courtney
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  • September 25, 2012 2:54 PM
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It was in the summer of 2010 when we announced that Tony Award winning choreographer and director, Bill T. Jones' (Fela!) intended to bring Black Orpheus to the Broadway stage as a musical.

'Beasts' Director Wants Dwight Henry & Quvenzhané Wallis For Next Film On Wacky Aging (Details)

  • By Courtney
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  • September 25, 2012 2:10 PM
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Beasts of the Southern Wild director, and New Orleans resident Benh Zeitlin tells the AP that he's already begun work on his follow-up to that critically-acclaimed, polarizing film (his feature film debut), which will likely also be set in New Orleans, where Zeitlin's Court 13 film production calls home.

Is Beyonce Off The 'A Star Is Born' Project?

  • By Sergio
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  • September 25, 2012 1:44 PM
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Is Bey Bey off the long-in-gestation A Star Is Born remake project? Maybe, according to director Clint Eastwood.

Penny Marshall Directing A Dennis Rodman Documentary + Effa Manley Project In Development

  • By Courtney
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  • September 25, 2012 1:32 PM
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Lately, she has been working on a documentary about the basketball player Dennis Rodman, some of which she has been shooting via Skype. That came up because a) Ms. Marshall is a big sports fan. ("You can yell and scream at a game and no one's taking you away in a white coat.") And b) "I have a little radar to the insane," she said. "They seek me out. Dennis and his agent asked if I would do a documentary."

Trailer For 'We Are Legion: The Story Of The Hacktivists' (Opens In NYC & LA In October)

  • By Courtney
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  • September 25, 2012 1:02 PM
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When I read about radical movements like these, one of the first things I think about is how much involvement there is from people of color, especially black people, since that's the group we're most interested in here. I watch the trailer below for this upcoming new documentary, and it's completely devoid of any non-white faces, even though its subject matter is one that I think speaks to a familiar history of struggle against authority and revolution, in a fight for rights.

Trailer For Documentary 'Africa Straight Up' From Africa.com

  • By Courtney
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  • September 25, 2012 12:28 PM
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As a nod to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s danger of a single story comes a documentary series from Africa.com titled Africa Straight Up. 

Watch: Director Lionel Cineas Tackles Economic Ironies In​ 'Land Of Dreams'

  • By Courtney
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  • September 25, 2012 12:14 PM
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We posted Lionel Cineas'​ last short film in December, and it was met with lots of strong opinions; and as we like to follow the progress of young filmmakers here on S&A, from one project to the next, especially those who continue to push ahead in the face of adversity, taking all the criticism in stride, here's Lionel's latest short film titled Land Of Dreams, which he sent to us recently.

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