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In 'Sound of Tears,' A Young Woman Must Relinquish Forbidden Love In A Matter of Family Honor

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 6, 2012 6:48 PM
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A fundraising campaign to produce a short film called Sound of Tears - A Matter of Family Honor, from Cameroonian-born Canadian actress and independent filmmaker Dorothy A. Atabong.

More Pics of Chadwick Boseman & Nicole Beharie On-Set Of Jackie Robinson's '42'

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • August 6, 2012 6:47 PM
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Here are some new stills which surfaced late last week from the Brooklyn set of Brian Helgeland's Jackie Robinson biopic 42, which stars Chadwick Boseman in the titular role and Nicole Beharie as his wife Rachel Isum Robinson. The stills below are dated July 18; the film is now in post-production.
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Preview Haitian Drama 'Kaleb' (Friction In A Family When Son Is Accused Of Rape)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 6, 2012 6:03 PM
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Currently on the film festival circuit, is American-born Haitian Kervans Barthelemy's feature film directorial debut titled Kaleb, from a script he wrote as well.

Sundance Selects Picks Up USA Theatrical Rights To 'The Central Park Five'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 6, 2012 5:23 PM
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The upcoming new film from documentary master Ken Burns, titled, The Central Park Five, which Burns co-directed with his daughter Sarah Burns, and his son-in-law David McMahon, will have its North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September, and we've got a trailer and poster for the film.

'Do The Right Thing' On Broadway? Spike Lee Is Considering It

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 6, 2012 4:53 PM
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Potentially energized during his stint as director of Mike Tyson's one-man show, Undisputed Truth (currently running on Broadway), Spike Lee is considering bringing his seminal 1989 film Do The Right Thing to Broadway as well, telling the Good Morning America this morning...
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Film Festival Seeks Films With People Of Color That Deal With Atheism

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 6, 2012 3:15 PM
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On the heels of a recent Black Folk Don't web series episode (atheism was the focus), I received an email from a rep for a film festival in Portland, OR, with the following request:

Kino Lorber Releasing Double Feature DVD With 2 Rarely Seen Works Featuring Fela Kuti

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 6, 2012 2:41 PM
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New York, NY - August 3, 2012 - Kino Lorber is proud to announce the release of a double feature DVD containing two rarely seen works featuring Nigerian musician, composer, multi-instrumentalist, and human rights activist Fela Kuti.

Photos Of An Aged Oprah Winfrey As Eugene Allen's Wife In 'The Butler'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 6, 2012 2:19 PM
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The film is scripted to cover several decades in the life of Eugene Allen, the White House butler who served many presidents; So, based on Oprah's look in the photos below, they were likely shooting scenes covering the latter years.

Celebrity Miss List

  • By Darryl Wharton-Rigby
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  • August 6, 2012 1:51 PM
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Lists. Our lives are constantly inundated with lists. Whenever I see lists that wax nostalgically about the past, invariably they are incomplete and about as culturally flavorful as milquetoast.  Thus, when I read the list, written and complied by Pat Gallagher, “Celebrities Who Are Alive and Well – Post 80,” on the Huffington Post, my expectations were met wholeheartedly.  

'Winnie' To Open 8th Montreal International Black Film Festival In September

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 6, 2012 1:17 PM
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Months after the Toronto International Film Festival screened it (last September), it'll be the opening night film for another Canadian film festival (it wasn't the opening night film for TIFF by the way), this one in Montreal - the Montreal International Black Film Festival specifically. 

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