Shadow and Act

A Note From The Editor... A Request Of S&A Readers

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 12, 2012 10:17 AM
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I don't think I've ever done this in the 3 years that this blog has been around, so I think I'm allowed one every year or so.

Netflix Picks: Doc On 'Carmen & Geoffrey' - Dance Icons Of The African Diaspora

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • June 11, 2012 8:11 PM
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I’ve been missing out not knowing much about the work of these two tremendous artists, icons I shall say, of what we regard today as modern dance.

'Fela!' The Musical Returning To Broadway For 4-Week Engagement Next Month

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 11, 2012 6:59 PM
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Good news for you New Yorkers who never got to se the Tony Award-winning musical during its 14-month run on Broadway, before closing last year...

Exclusive Clip From Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee Doc, Featuring Danny Glover

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 11, 2012 5:43 PM
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Here's an exclusive clip from the feature documentary on the lives of Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee we previously told you about.

Isaach De Bankolé To Star In First Feature Film Shot In Equatorial Guinea

  • By Sergio
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  • June 11, 2012 5:18 PM
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Isaach De Bankolé will headline along with Juilet Landau and Stelio Savante the first feature film to be shot in Equatorial Guinea, Where the Road Runs Out, this June and July, with other locations set in South Africa and the Netherlands.

A Defense of 'Django Unchained'

  • By Sergio
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  • June 11, 2012 5:01 PM
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No question that Django Unchained is the most controversial film of the year and I LOVE it. Why? Because it IS controverisial.

Alfre Woodard, Lupita Nyong'o Join Cast Of Steve McQueen's '12 Years A Slave' (We Have Our Patsey!)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 11, 2012 4:53 PM
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Boy... the cast of Steve McQueen's 12 Years A Slave continues to impress! Even if I had absolutely no idea what the project was about, with this cast, and director, I would definitely be interested to see whatever it was they were cooking up.

2 New Clips, Poster, Release Date For 'The Obama Effect' (Charles Dutton, Vanessa Calloway, Megan Good)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 11, 2012 4:10 PM
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It's titled The Obama Effect, directed by Charles S. Dutton (he also stars it by the way), and co-stars Vanessa Bell Calloway, Katt Williams, Megan Good, Wesley Jonathan and Glynn Turman.

Sci-Fi Comedy 'Iron Sky' Gets UK DVD Release (Christopher Kirby Stars As First Black Man On The Moon)

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • June 11, 2012 4:09 PM
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After making its global debut at this year's Berlin Film Festival, director Timo Vuorensola's science-fiction comedy film, Iron Sky, can finally be seen by the masses, now that it's gotten a region-2 DVD release in the U.K.  U.S. actor Christopher Kirby stars in the film as the first black man to step foot on the moon . . . only to find if inhabited by Nazis.
More: New On DVD

Usher Confirms He's Set To Play Sugar Ray Leonard, Calls It 'Proper Casting,' Talks Oscar Potential

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 11, 2012 2:40 PM
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Well, one thing you can't say he lacks is confidence... it hasn't been officially announced as of our last post on it, but I'd say that this is as good as a confirmation as we can get.

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