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What to See - Summary of Black Films Screening at TIFF 2012

  • By Jasmin Tiggett
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  • September 5, 2012 10:18 AM
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New On DVD, Blu-ray, VOD - 'Woman Thou Art Loosed: On The 7th Day'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 5, 2012 9:34 AM
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Directed by Neema Barnette, the second film in Pastor TD Jakes' Woman Thou Art Loosed! series, sub-titled On The Seventh Day, stars Blair Underwood, Sharon Leal, Nicole Beharie, and Pam Grier.

Watch Ruth Negga In The BBC Bio-Pic 'Shirley'

  • By Sergio
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  • September 5, 2012 7:51 AM
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Thanks to Emmanuel, who's becoming the S & A go-to guy for mixed race actresses with career issues - Ethiopian/Irish actress Ruth Negga has become the hot topic lately (HERE). So I wanted to see her 2011 BBC bio-pic, Shirley, about the early years in the life and career of British singer Shirley Bassey.

Trailer - Garcelle Beauvais In Haiti-Set Drama 'Eyes To See'

  • By Sergio
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  • September 4, 2012 9:28 PM
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Here's the trailer for a Haiti-set drama titled Eyes to See, which has just been relased on DVD; it co-stars Garcelle Beauvais, who will soon be seen in the Denzel Washington/Robert Zemeckis drama, Flight.

Will & Jada Pinkett Smith, Jay-Z Board Shola Lynch's 'Free Angela & All Political Prisoners' As Executive Producers

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 4, 2012 8:59 PM
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This shouldn't be much of a surprise, as we already mentioned in past posts that Toronto International Film Festival director Cameron Bailey revealed in an interview that Will and Jada Pinkett Smith will be attending this year's festival, specifically to present Shola Lynch's Angela Davis documentary, Free Angela & All Political Prisoners.

TTFF '12 Preview: Orphan Girl Joins Boys' Gang In Brazilian Coming Of Age Tale 'Captains of the Sand'

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • September 4, 2012 8:02 PM
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Here's a film I'd like to see; City of God and Besouro (especially the "capoeira" fighting style clips) come to mind after watching the trailer. Glad to see a woman of the African Diaspora at the helm.

Preview Feature Doc 'The Throwaways' (Story Of Homeless Filmmaker & Activist Ira McKinley)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 4, 2012 7:07 PM
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Described as... A gritty, firsthand look at a reality most would rather turn away from, The Throwaways is a feature length documentary that tells the story of filmmaker and activist, Ira McKinley, who channels the experience of living on the streets through the lens of a video camera. By using his unique perspective to shed light on the struggle of people living on the margins of society, McKinley aims to pull the curtain back for viewers and expose how the current economic crisis is having a devastating effect on those who are in greatest need... They have become throwaways, invisible to most, discarded by a system that has failed them.

TTFF '12 Preview: Doc On Leonard Percival Howell As 'The First Rasta' & Alleged Founding Father

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • September 4, 2012 6:56 PM
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Making its Caribbean premiere at this year's Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival, which runs September 19 - October 2, the 2010 feature documentary The First Rasta is directed by Rastafarian scholar Helene Lee.

Malik Yoba Will Play Martin Luther King Jr To Angela Bassett's Coretta Scott King

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 4, 2012 6:35 PM
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I am feeling incredibly honored, just got cast as MLK JR in the Lifetime movie "Betty and Corretta" playing opposite Angela Bassett as "Corretta"...I am determined to do his legacy proud!!! GOD IS GOOD!!!
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In 'Hoodwinked,' Director Janks Morton Tackles Misinformation, Misperceptions Of Black Male Identity

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 4, 2012 4:55 PM
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Janks Morton's follow-up to his 2007 independent documentary What Black Men Think, will attempt to tackle/answer the question: "Are there more Black Men in jail or college?"

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