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'Phunny Business' On DVD 10/2 (Rise & Fall of Premiere Black Comedy Club All Jokes Aside)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 21, 2012 12:50 PM
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Directed by John Davies, the feature-length documentary's synopsis reads:

Producers Guild of America Expands Fest List to Include Full Frame, Silverdocs, SXSW Film Fests

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 21, 2012 12:25 PM
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From a Full Frame Film Festival press release...

Kenyan Crime Drama 'Nairobi Half Life' Gets A Local Theatrical Premiere Date

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 21, 2012 12:08 PM
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NAIROBI HALF LIFE is opening in Nairobi on August 31st. Definitely screening at Westgate - come and enjoy! 

For The 1st Time In History, The Venice Film Fest Will Screen Selections Online (10 Features, 13 Shorts)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 21, 2012 11:44 AM
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I love this move some film festivals have taken (and continue to take), to ensure that their films are seen as widely as possible, as the festival itself happens. 

Watch Episode 3 Of Reality TV Spoof 'This My Show"

  • By Sergio
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  • August 21, 2012 11:10 AM
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So here is Episode 3 of the web series This My Show, with Tatyana Ali, Jameel Saleem and Bresha Webb.

First Trailer For Noel Clarke's Wedding Rom-Com 'The Knot'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 21, 2012 10:53 AM
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Here's your first look at one of 3 films Brit Noel Clarke will release this year; the other 2 being the sports drama Fast Girls, which was released about 2 months ago, and the sci-fi thriller Storage 24, which was released in June. 

Haile Gerima Talks 'Teza,' 'Sankofa,' and His Concern for the Future of Black Indie Cinema (Part 2)

  • By Jasmin Tiggett
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  • August 21, 2012 10:47 AM
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"What is needed now is to be inclusive, to go and enter into a relationship with anybody nationally or internationally, but as a business with self-preservation, and not to go dissolve and die working for somebody else."

Melvin Van Peebles Is 80 Years Old Today... The Master Provocateur Is Still Going Strong

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 21, 2012 10:42 AM
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Happy 80th birthday to Melvin Van Peebles - one of those milestone birthdays, for a man who directed, quite possibly, one of the most polarizing black films ever made, the 1971 film Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song, with the intellectual and ideological fissure happening especially across class lines within the black community at the time.

Exclusive: Stephanie Allain Joins 'Dear White People' as Executive Producer

  • By Jasmin Tiggett
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  • August 21, 2012 10:12 AM
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If the success of the project's fundraising campaign wasn't enough, this piece of news definitely indicates that Dear White People should be coming to the big screen soon.

New On DVD, VOD - 50 Cent, Forest Whitaker, Robert De Niro Crime Drama 'Freelancers'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 21, 2012 9:53 AM
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