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Preview 'No No: A Dockumentary' (Legend Of Dock Ellis, LSD No-Hitters, Hair Curlers & Beaning Batters)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 20, 2012 5:59 PM
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I believe it was 3 years ago that we featured a short film based on this very subject - Dock Ellis & The LSD No-No, which was based on a colorful recording by former baseball pitcher Dock Ellis, describing how he pitched a no-hitter in 1970 while under the influence of LSD. Ellis, for his part, became an anti-drug crusader before he passed a few years ago.

Trailer: NYILFF's Best Domestic Feature 'Under My Nails' (Woman Obsessed w/ Neighbors' Violent Sex Life)

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • August 20, 2012 5:57 PM
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The winner of the Best Domestic Feature at this month's New York International Latino Film Festival, the erotic thriller Under My Nails, is directed by Ari Manuel Cruz from a screenplay penned by lead actress Kisha Tikina Burgos, and produced by Cruz, Burgos, Andrei Nemcik (editor) and Enrique Julia. 
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First Official Photo Of Forest Whitaker As Eugene Allen / Cecil Gaines In 'The Butler'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 20, 2012 5:04 PM
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Nothing too special here, especially as we've already seen a few unofficial on-set pics of the cast between takes and such.

The Thought Of Buying 'Rewrite' Rights To Classic Black Literature... (A Quick Thought On Remakes)

  • By Malcolm Woodard
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  • August 20, 2012 4:43 PM
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I figured I'd write something "lighter" as my second S&A piece (my first post, which I made on Friday, titled In Defining 'Quality Black Cinema,' Whose Lens Are You Looking Through?, can be read HERE, along with all the througtful comments that follow).

Notes From The Screenwriting Desk (Part One)

  • By Tanya Steele
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  • August 20, 2012 4:02 PM
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I get p***ed when I see 'seminars' and 'webinars' and whatever else for screenwriting instruction. I get to read the scripts after they've gone through this so-called "instruction". Rarely, if ever, do these things give a writer what she/he needs. Certainly, structure and format is about all they can offer. But, the real stuff, the stuff that makes a compelling screenplay cannot be given in a group setting.

In 'Mingus On Mingus' Grandson Searches Through Lore To Find Grandfather - Charles Mingus

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 20, 2012 3:40 PM
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From Orangethenblue Productions comes a feature-length documentary directed by Kevin Ellington Mingus (grandson of jazz legend Charles Mingus), titled Mingus on Mingus.

Chris Tucker Isn't Interested In 4th 'Friday' Movie; Shooting International Concert Movie Akin To 'Raw'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 20, 2012 2:38 PM
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Preview 'Awake Zion' - Feature Doc That Explores Connections Between Rasta, Reggae & Judaism

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 20, 2012 2:09 PM
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From director Monica Haim comes the feature-length documentary titled Awake Zion, which claims to explore the unsuspecting connections between Rasta, Reggae and Judaism.

Preview Feature Doc 'Maree v. State' (Hero, Villain, Or Victim - An Alger/Kafka-esque Tale)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 20, 2012 1:37 PM
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“Sydney Maree is one of the world’s fastest runners. There’s no argument about that. The controversy is over whether he is the hero, or the villain, or the victim, of a tale that might have been written by Horatio Alger and Franz Kafka.” - Bob Lipsyte, CBS

Preview Father & Daughter Courtroom Drama 'For The Cause' (In Post-Production)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 20, 2012 12:56 PM
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For The Cause is an upcoming feature film from writer/director/producer Katherine Nero, which wrapped principal photography just last month, and is currently in post-production, thanks to the $65,000+ Nero successfully raised earlier this year, which was enough to kickstart the production. 

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