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Preview - 'Legends of Ska' (Feature Doc On Ska & The Early Years Of Jamaican Music)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 29, 2012 6:34 PM
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In the spirit of the Buena Vista Social Club, comes Legends of Ska from director General Moses.

Andre Braugher Takes Audiences Inside The Mind Of Captain Marcus Chaplin ('Last Resort')

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 29, 2012 5:50 PM
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Steve Harvey, Trisha Goddard Increase Presence Of Black Hosts On Daytime TV; Who Will You Watch?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 29, 2012 5:26 PM
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The upcoming new TV season will see 2 new broadcast network daytime talk shows with black hosts - each likely hoping to sit on the throne once belonging to Oprah Winfrey, or at least, enjoy a chunky slice of the success she enjoyed in her prime.

4th Annual Oakland Underground Film Festival Unveils Cutting Edge International, Local Cinema

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 29, 2012 4:11 PM
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I'll return with individual highlights of films that might be of interest to S&A readers - especially those in Oakland, where the festival takes place. For now, here's the press release unveiling this year's lineup. Some of the titles you'll recognize, since we've covered them in past posts.

Trailer - Shola Lynch's Angela Davis Feature, 'Free Angela & All Political Prisoners'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 29, 2012 3:26 PM
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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.

Trailer - '55 Till Now' (Docudrama On 1955 Murder Of Emmett Till)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 29, 2012 3:20 PM
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If Emmett Till were alive today, he'd be 71 years young this year. Yesterday marked the 57th anniversary of his brutal murder at the hands of 2 white men, in Mississippi, at the age of 14, after reportedly flirting with a white woman.

What's Next For The 'Sparkle' Cast? S&A Takes A Look...

  • By Natasha Greeves
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  • August 29, 2012 2:53 PM
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With the opening of one of this year's few Hollywood studio black cinema highlights now officially behind us - the much anticipated remake of the 1976 black cinema classic, Sparkle, which, as director Salim Akil was a "nice, small, fun movie until co-star Whitney Houston died - we thought it we would take a look at what the film's starring cast has to look forward to, in terms of projects on the horizon, post-Sparkle.

Julie Dash's 1970s-Set Drama 'Tupelo 77' Gets A Boost - Selected For International Financing Forum

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 29, 2012 2:01 PM
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I'm pleased to see that this project is still very much alive! We've been tracking it for a little while, but there hasn't been much movement - at least, movement made public that we've been privy to.
More: Julie Dash

Acclaimed Nigerian Filmmaker Akin Omotoso ('Man On Ground') Preps 'Night Has Fallen' Next

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 29, 2012 1:23 PM
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Watch - New Clip From Polarizing *African Corruption* Doc 'The Ambassador'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 29, 2012 12:53 PM
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Here's a new clip from a film we've been following, but I haven't had a chance to see yet (I finally will this week), titled The Ambassador - provocative Danish director Mads Brügger's said to be darkly comic, genre-bending piece of journalism, in which he rips the corroded lid off the global scheme of political corruption and exploitation happening in "one of the most dangerous places on the planet," the Central African Republic.

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