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6th African Diaspora International Film Festival In Washington, DC Kicks Off Today (Details)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 24, 2012 11:11 AM
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Details below on the 6th African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF) In Washington, DC, starting today, at the Goethe Institute, and ending on Sunday, the 26th. Included in the lineup are a number of films we've profiled in previous posts, like The Story Of Lovers Rock, Scheherazade, Tell Me a Story and others.

Help Jamal Igle Kickstart his 10-Year Old Superhero Project MOLLY DANGER (6 More Days to Go)

  • By Curtis Caesar John
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  • August 24, 2012 11:05 AM
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Courtesy of Newsarama.com, the best website out there for comic book news, comes news of a new creator-owned project from one of the top African-American artists in the industry. 

'Rollaball' - Doc On Ghanaian Polio Survivors & Their Skateboard-Inspired Brand Of Soccer (Fundraising)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 24, 2012 10:49 AM
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Produced by Steven Markovitz (he also produced Viva Riva!), and directed by Eddie Edwards, Rollaball is a feature-length documentary, currently in production, about Ghana’s skate soccer team, the Rolling Rockets, who play a skateboard-inspired version of soccer adapted to suit their disability.

Randall Wallace Tapped To Develop TD Jakes Faith-Based Drama 'Heaven Is for Real'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 24, 2012 10:19 AM
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Updates On Regina King's Adaptation Of Reshonda Tate Billingsley's 'Let The Church Say Amen'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 24, 2012 9:55 AM
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We announced this about a month-and-a-half ago; but, for some reason, the major industry media outlets are only now *officially* reporting it. Our source was the author herself.

Rodney Evans' 'Brother To Brother' 1 of 11 Indies Now On SnagFilms, Hulu Via Sundance Program

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 24, 2012 9:11 AM
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If you still haven't seen Rodney Evans' critically-acclaimed 2004 drama Brother To Brother, which features some early outstanding work by Anthony Mackie, you're in luck, because, as of yesterday, it was 1 of 10 indies that are now available on Hulu, Netflix and SnagFilms via the Sundance Institute's recently-launched Artist Services program (a program we highlighted in a past post), which "provides Institute artists with exclusive opportunities for creative self-distribution, marketing and financing solutions for their work."

Angela Bassett Will Be Coretta Scott King To Mary J. Blige's Betty Shabazz In 'Betty & Coretta'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 23, 2012 9:20 PM
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Urbanworld Film Festival Unveils 49-Film 2012 Lineup Including 17 World Premieres

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 23, 2012 9:03 PM
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I'll return to highlight films we haven't already covered, in individual posts. In the meantime, here's a summary of what you can expect...

Trailer: 'Head Games' (On Sports Concussion Crisis, From 'Hoop Dreams,' 'Interrupters' Director)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 23, 2012 7:53 PM
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He directed 2 of the most reverred documentaries made in the last 20 years (you'll likely find both of them on many lists of top documentaries of all time - 1994's Hoop Dreams and 2011's The Interrupters), and now director Steve James will tackle the "concussion crisis in sports," in his upcoming revealing feature documentary, Head Games.

Will & Jada Smith Will Present Shola Lynch's 'Free Angela & All Political Prisoners' At TIFF

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  • August 23, 2012 7:22 PM
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Toronto International Film Festival director Cameron Bailey revealed in an interview with the Toronto Star 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.

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