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TIFF 2012 Preview - Ivorian Crime Drama 'Burn It Up Djassa' (Bringing Cinema Back To The Street)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 30, 2012 12:21 PM
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From Ivorian filmmaker Lonesome Solo (Bamba Souleymane) comes what is being described as "a raw, noir-tinged urban legend set to the cadence of slam poetry and the beat of street dance."

Trailer - Film Based On Ralph Ellison's 1994 Short Story, 'King Of The Bingo Game'

  • By Sergio
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  • August 30, 2012 11:13 AM
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I want to thank filmmaker Ken Wyatt, the director of Colored Confederates: Myth or Matter of Fact (which we profiled HERE back in June) who told me a few days about the trailer for this 30 minute short film, King of the Bingo Game.

Tessa Thompson Joins Vanessa Williams In ABC Supernatural Drama '666 Park Avenue'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 30, 2012 11:09 AM
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Tessa Thompson has signed up for a recurring role on ABC's new supernatural drama, 666 Park Avenue, which stars Vanessa Williams and Terry O'Quinn, based on the Alloy book series by Gabriella Pierce.

Elise Neal To Appear On 'Scandal' As An 'Attorney w/ Secrets'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 30, 2012 10:54 AM
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Elise Neal shared the above photo on Instagram a couple of weeks ago, with the caption: 

Hurricane Isaac Shuts Down Production On 'The Butler'

  • By Sergio
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  • August 30, 2012 10:44 AM
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Hurricane Isaac, which is still currently ravaging the Delta Coast, and will have lingering effects all the way into the Midwest, has shut down production on Lee Daniel's big budget, all star production The Butler.

Watch Episode 7 Of Sci-Fi/Thriller Web Series 'Osiris' - 'Everyone I've Ever Known Is Dead'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 30, 2012 10:08 AM
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Ken Burns' 'Central Park Five' To Close 8th Montreal International Black Film Fest IN September

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 30, 2012 9:54 AM
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The lineup for the 2012 Montreal International Black Film Festival is shaping up with interest - from the already-announced opening night film, Darrell Roodt's much-discussed Winne Mandela biopic, which stars Jennifer Hudson as the title character, and Terrence Howard as Nelson Mandela, to the closing night film (announced this morning), documentary master Ken Burns' The Central Park Five, which Burns co-directed with his daughter Sarah Burns, and his son-in-law David McMahon, and which will have its North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September.

Sheldon Candis' Feature Debut 'LUV' To Hit Theaters November 9 (Common, Michael Rainey Jr)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 30, 2012 9:42 AM
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Thanks to director Sheldon Candis for letting us know that his feature film debut, LUV, which stars Common and Michael Rainey Jr, will open in USA theaters on November 9.

'Snow On Tha Bluff' To Be Released In The U.K. On Blu-Ray

  • By Sergio
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  • August 29, 2012 10:32 PM
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Anyone who regularly follows S & A, knows that we chronicled Damon Russell's docu(or mocku)drama, Snow on Tha Bluff, more times than we can count.

In The Works: Thriller On Jackie Robinson Assassination Attempt, While Playing For Montreal Royals

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 29, 2012 7:49 PM
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