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'Rollaball' - Doc On Ghanaian Polio Survivors & A Skateboard-Inspired Brand Of Soccer (Fundraising)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 7, 2012 2:31 PM
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Directed by Eddie Edwards, and produced by Steven Markovitz (he also produced Viva Riva!, will produce Djo Munga's next feature, as well as Wanuri Kahiu's, and is behind initiatives like ImagiNations, and African Metropolis), Rollaball is a feature-length documentary, currently in production, about Ghana’s skate soccer team, the Rolling Rockets, who play a skateboard-inspired version of soccer adapted to suit their disability.

Montreal International Black Film Fest Unveils Strong 2012 Lineup (115 Films From 40 Countries)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 7, 2012 2:18 PM
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Expect our individual profiles of nteworthy films in this year's lineup, which looks quite strong. I'm looking forward to the scrub.

Jeffrey Wright Will Be Beetee (Manipulator Of Electricity) In 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 7, 2012 1:37 PM
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Jeffrey Wright has been cast in the role of Beetee in the much-anticipated Hunger Games sequel, based on Suzanne Collins’ novel Catching Fire.

Watch: Flying Lotus - 'Until The Quiet Comes' - A Short Film By Kahlil Joseph

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 7, 2012 1:27 PM
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It's Friday...

First-Look At Gabrielle Union As Mary Jane Paul In 'Being Mary Jane' + What To Expect

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 7, 2012 12:52 PM
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Here's hoping we get our first look at a trailer for the Akils Being Mary Jane BET Original Movie soon - before its Urbanworld Film Festival opening night debut would be nice!

First Full Trailer For Andrea Arnold's 'Wuthering Heights' Promises Breathtaking Visuals

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 7, 2012 12:33 PM
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I was reminded of this quote from Emmanuel's interview with British actress Zawe Ashton...

An S&A Conversation w/ 'Detropia' Helmers Heidi Ewing & Rachel Grady (Opens In NYC Today!)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 7, 2012 12:16 PM
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One of the 6 films on our list of films we think you definitely should see this fall, assuming it comes to your city, is the critically-acclaimed Sundance Film Festival 2012 feature documentary, Detropia, from directors Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady.
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Weinstein Company Acquires Omar Sy Buddy-Cop Dramedy 'On The Other Side Of The Tracks'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 7, 2012 11:47 AM
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It looks like history-making, Cesar Award-winnng French actor Omar Sy is in the Harvey Weinstein business... or maybe it's the other way around... Harvey Weinstein is in the Omar Sy business.
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Exclusive: Trailer, Poster For Award-Winning Drama 'Blues for Willadean' (Octavia Spencer Co-Stars)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 7, 2012 11:16 AM
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One of the many feature films on Oscar-winner Octavia Spencer's upcoming slate of films, is an adaptation of Del Shores’ 2003 critically-acclaimed, award-winning play titled The Trials and Tribulations of a Trailer Trash Housewife, which our theater world readers will likely be familiar with.

FilmDistrict Picks Up U.S. Distribution Rights To Spike Lee's 'Oldboy'

  • By Sergio
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  • September 7, 2012 11:12 AM
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It was announced today at the Toronto Film Festival that FilmDistrict has picked up the U.S. distribution rights to Spike Lee's remake of the South Korean suspense thriller Oldboy.
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