Shadow and Act

LAFF 2012 Review: Contained Drama 'Four' Explores Issues of Identity and Secrecy

  • By Jasmin Tiggett
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  • June 13, 2012 3:06 PM
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Anchored by strong performances by its four leads, Four is an intense and uncomfortable drama, yet certainly worth the watch.

First Trailer For Kinshasa-Set 'White Elephants: A Congo Trilogy' (TBA Spring 2013)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 13, 2012 2:31 PM
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Intriguing new documentary I profiled bacn in February when it was said to be in pre-production, from Belgian/Brit Kristof Bilsen - a Congo (DRC)-set documentary feature titled White Elephants, A Congo Trilogy (not to be confused with the 2011 Djimon Hounsou thriller Elephant White), which looks to now currently be in production, with a projected spring 2013 release date possible.

More 'Scandal' Casting Moves: Bellamy Young (Wife Of The Prez) Promoted To Series Regular

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 13, 2012 2:12 PM
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Things that make you go hmm...

Strand Acquires "Pelotero" For July Release (Exposé On MLB Training Camps In Dominican Republic)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 13, 2012 1:58 PM
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A release date for this compelling documentary feature that Vanessa profiled initially in January, has been officially set for July 13, 2012, both theatrical and VOD, courtesy of Strand Releasing.

'HAVANA, HAVANA!' - How Change Inspires New Generation Of Musicians In Cuba (July Debut)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 13, 2012 1:02 PM
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ARLINGTON, VA; June 13, 2012 – HAVANA, HAVANA! is a music documentary that explores how changes in Cuba are inspiring a new generation of musicians. The program premieres July 27, 2012, 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings) as part of the PBS ARTS SUMMER FESTIVAL, a multiplatform event anchored by seven films that highlight art, artists and performances from around the world.

Exclusive Clips From New Mockumentary 'Al Shearer: The Other Black Guy Running For President'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 13, 2012 12:26 PM
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Titled Al Shearer - The Other Black Guy Running For President, this Borat-style feature mockumentary from actor Al Shearer takes his faux presidential campaign to the streets, utilizing a dead-pan, realistic approach in the presentation of the material.

Trailer Watch: Indie Satire 'Dear White People' Explores Black Life on a White College Campus

  • By Jasmin Tiggett
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  • June 13, 2012 11:53 AM
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If you've perused Twitter or Tumblr lately, you may have come across the rather provocative handle @DearWhitePeople, offering such quips as "What do you mean, you haven't seen The Wiz?" and "Stop touching my hair."

A New Low On OWN? (Not really...)

  • By Sergio
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  • June 13, 2012 11:43 AM
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So in case you havelt heard Oprah on her OWN series Oprah's Next Chapter this Sunday night on June 17th will interview for two hours the entire inbred Kardashian clan

TONIGHT: Theatrical Premiere Of 'Soft Focus' In NYC (2nd S&A Black Filmmaker Challenge Winner)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 13, 2012 11:42 AM
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Harrowing 'War Witch' Acquired For USA Distribution By Tribeca Film (Rebels & Mysticism In The Congo)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 13, 2012 11:29 AM
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Tribeca Film has picked up USA rights to the harrowing, yet beautiful tale of courage and resiliency, otherwise known as War Witch, which I saw at the Tribeca Film Festival 2 months ago, and really dug (you can read my review of it HERE).

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