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Watch Now: PBS POV Short Cuts Doc 'The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Solider of the Civil Rights Movement'

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • August 11, 2012 10:04 AM
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An official selection of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and the 2012 Oscar-nominated short film The Barber of Birmingham, is now streaming in its entirety on the PBS site for a limited time.

Weekend Short Shouts - Watch Short Films Submitted By S&A Readers

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 11, 2012 9:45 AM
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A few weeks ago, I posted a call for filmmakers with short films (old and new) to send them to me, so that I can share here, and also so that we can be introduced to the work of filmmakers who we don't already know about; I didn't receive as many as I thought I would, but there were a few. 

Garcelle Beauvais Will Be Jamie Foxx's Wife (The FLOTUS) In Thriller 'White House Down'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 10, 2012 7:53 PM
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Garcelle Beauvais has joined the cast of Roland Emmerich's thriller White House Down, which already stars Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Lance Reddick.

Watch Now - Al Freeman Jr. In LeRoi Jones' 'Dutchman' (Black Man's Neuroses)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 10, 2012 6:25 PM
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In light of Al Freeman Jr.'s death (please see the post immediately underneath this one)...

RIP Al Freeman Jr.

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 10, 2012 4:37 PM
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The son of African American stage actor Al Freeman (1884-1956), and star of stage, TV and film, Al Freeman Jr. (born Albert Cornelius Freeman Jr., on March 21, 1934, in San Antonio, Texas), has died at the age of 78 years old.

Olympic Gymnast Gabby Douglas Will Sit Down w/ Oprah Winfrey For Candid Conversation On OWN

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 10, 2012 3:35 PM
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Not a reality TV show... not yet anyway... I wonder if Oprah will bring up the hair nonsense that took over Twitter last week.

'The Story of Lover's Rock To Open CaribbeanTales Toronto Showcase (Canadian Premiere)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 10, 2012 2:47 PM
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I saw the film last year, and also reviewed it on S&A, and it's recommended for you folks up north; so give it a look when it makes its Canadian premiere in less than a month.

Freema Agyeman To Return To BBC In CBeebies Series 'Old Jack's Boat'

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • August 10, 2012 2:33 PM
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Earlier this year, Freema Agyeman landed a plum role in the upcoming CW series The Carrie Diaries.  Now, she returns to her BBC roots in the CBeebies series Old Jack's Boat.

Preview Meta-fictional Feature 'Tango Macbeth' - A play, Inside A Documentary, Inside A Film

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 10, 2012 2:25 PM
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In reading the synopsis for this, I immediately thought of William Greaves' 1968 momentous Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One, and its layers of metatextual storytelling, inherent in the concept of the story: that of a documentary, inside a documentary, inside a documentary.

E. Roger Mitchell Cast As Toughie Chaff In 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 10, 2012 1:36 PM
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E. Roger Mitchell has been cast as troublemaker Chaff in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Lionsgate announced today.

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