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Ciné Institute - A Film School Grows In Haiti And Is Seeking Faculty For 2012-13 Year

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 19, 2012 4:48 PM
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Ciné Institute provides Haitian youth with film education, training and production support that began as a film festival in Jacmel.

Ice-T's "Something From Nothing: The Art Of Rap" Gets UK Theatrical Release

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 19, 2012 2:34 PM
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They say black films don't sell overseas (if you actually believe that), but black music certainly does - especially rap music.

Antoine Fuqua Is Directing Don Cheadle's Miles Davis Project Apparently...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 19, 2012 2:07 PM
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Things that make you go hmmm...

New On DVD - John Akomfrah's 'Nine Muses' & Damon Russell's 'Snow On Tha Bluff'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 19, 2012 12:39 PM
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In Wendy's (MsWOO's) review of John Akomrah's The Nine Muses for S&A (HERE), she compared it to "attending an opera or perhaps classical music performance," calling it both an intellectual and a visceral experience, as both images and sound "flow over you" and "seep into you," and that "you should find this a deeply moving experience."

Exclusive: A Glimpse Into The Extraordinary Life That Belongs To Melvin Van Peebles - Part 1

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 19, 2012 11:46 AM
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I recall the very first time I saw Melvin Van Peebles in person, at a Museum Of The Moving Image tribute event in early 2008 for the late St Clair Bourne, who'd recently passed (December 2007).

No Shocker: Oprah Admits Kardashian Clan Interview Was For Ratings

  • By Sergio
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  • June 19, 2012 11:22 AM
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Like I said last week, despite the criticism she got for "lowering the standards" of OWN, Oprah's interview with the Kardashians was a rating stunt and nothing that should be so horrible or shocking, since she has to do what she has to do to get people to watch OWN.

Today Show Interview With Spike Lee And Mike Tyson "The Prostitute Hunter"

  • By Sergio
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  • June 19, 2012 10:46 AM
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Hey, don't juimp on me! That's what Mike Tyson actually called himself in an interview he did with Spike Lee this morning, on The Today Show, about their upcoming one-man Broadway show, Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth.

Giancarlo Esposito Picks Up Critics Choice TV Award For 'Breaking Bad' (Full List Of Winners)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 19, 2012 9:49 AM
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Sundance Institute Reveals 2012 Documentary Edit & Story Labs Projects ('Sembene!' Makes The Cut)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 19, 2012 9:33 AM
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A few projects on this list immediately caught my eye, and I'll further investigate each and profile here later (the Ousmane Sembene doc definitely is one to watch from here on, and I'm glad it's receiving the kind of broader attention).

Meet Bolaji Badejo - The 7ft 2in Nigerian Actor Who Played The Alien In 1979's 'Alien'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 18, 2012 9:00 PM
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It never occurred to me to browse through the credits of Ridley Scott's 1979 classic sci-fi/horror flick Alien, to find out who was underneath that monstrous Alien suit.

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