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Lana Del Rey Rewrites History w/ 'National Anthem' (JFK As A Black Man, Grinding In White House)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 12, 2012 8:15 PM
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Our informed readers, who frequently alert us to worthwhile items we missed, didn't tell us about this one! You guys are slipping! 

Fall Screening Schedule For 'Audre Lorde - The Berlin Years' + Home Video Release Info

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 12, 2012 1:12 PM
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Previously profiled on S&A, it made its world premiere in the Panorama Documentary section at the Berlin Film Festival in February, and last screened at the Blackstar Film Festival in Philly last week.

Review: Stylish, Atmospheric War Vet Action Drama 'The Kill Hole' Is Anchored By Gripping Performances

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • August 12, 2012 12:43 PM
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The indie action drama The Kill Hole, a film we’ve been covering since it made its premiere at the Santa Barbara Film Fest back in January (it won the best feature film award at the New Jersey Film Fest last month) is written and directed by Mischa Webley, his writing/directing debut.
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Weekend B.O. Aug. 10-12 ('Bourne' Is On Top)

  • By Sergio
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  • August 12, 2012 12:25 PM
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As expected, The Bourne Legacy was No.1, with the political comedy, The Campaign, coming up in the second slot; while The Dark Knight Rises dropped to No.3.

'In Living Color' Reboot Likely Won't See The Light Of Day (Details...)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 12, 2012 10:58 AM
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Forget Diddy - Is Pharrell Set To Be A Judge On American Idol?

  • By Sergio
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  • August 11, 2012 5:06 PM
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Just a few days ago, I reported the item that was announced on several sources that Sean "Diddy" Combs was mulling over an offer to become a judge, joining Mariah Carey on the new season of American Idol.

Melvin Van Peebles Will Celebrate 80th Birthday w/ Surprise-Filled Tribute At Film Forum

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 11, 2012 11:38 AM
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The event is about a week and a half from today, August 21, so if you're in NYC, or plan to be, you're encouraged to purchase tickets now - $12.50 general. 

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.

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