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Los Angeles Film Festival 2012 Winners ('Four,' 'All Is Well,' 'The Chair' Take Top Honors)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 25, 2012 12:30 PM
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New In UK Theaters This Week: Noel Clarke's Sci-Fi Horror 'Storage 24'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 25, 2012 12:00 PM
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It would be nice to have info on "black films" opening each week in theaters all over the world; but I don't readily have access to that info. If anything, I rely on readers to let us know about films opening in their cities that we haven't written about, since it's nearly impossible to keep track of it all.

Black & Sexy TV: Watch 'The Break Up" - Episode 7 Of 'The Number'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 25, 2012 11:40 AM
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New In USA Theaters This Week: 'Beast Of The Southern Wild' & 'Madea's Witness Protection'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 25, 2012 11:30 AM
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Gee, I dunno... it's a tough choice between those 2 films. Hmmm... I'm so torn. Maybe you guys can help me out?

Review: Compelling 'Ballplayer: Pelotero' Is Exposé On MLB Training Camps In Dominican Republic

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 25, 2012 10:29 AM
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A revealing portrait of one aspect of the business of baseball that may seem like relatively inconsequential business as usual for the average fan here in the USA, but is a matter or survival for those really young men (16-year-olds) who dream of multi-million dollar signing bonuses that will relieve them of the poverty they and their families live in.

Shadow & Act's American Black Film Festival (ABFF) 2012 Wrap-Up (Reviews & Interviews)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 25, 2012 10:00 AM
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The 2012 installment of the American Black Film Festival (ABFF) ended on Saturday, and I doubt that I'm wrong when I say that S&A is the only press outlet (or one of very few) with a presence at the festival that actually reviewed the films during the course of the festival, and did so consistently because, well, it's a FILM festival isn't it?

Evocative Drama 'All Is Well' Takes Top Jury Prize at LAFF 2012 (Review)

  • By Nijla Mumin
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  • June 24, 2012 9:44 PM
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There are few films that haunt me until I write about them. Some films are meant to be remembered but not necessarily reported on. Today, when I found out that filmmaker Pocas Pascoal’s film, All is Well (Por Aqui Tudo Bem), won Best Narrative Film at the Los Angeles Film Festival following it’s North American premiere last weekend, I knew I had to write about it.
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2012 ABFF Review: Must-See 'Soul Food Junkies' Is An Amusing, Enlightening, Important Doc

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • June 24, 2012 9:13 PM
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Definitely a highlight at the American Black Film Festival, where it premiered and picked up the Best Documentary award, Byron Hurt's Soul Food Junkies is also a film we highlighted two months ago as a new project we’re excited about.

Speaking Of Movies About Winnie Mandela...

  • By Sergio
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  • June 24, 2012 5:07 PM
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After my item earlier today about yet another new trailer for that that problematic Winnie Mandela film starring Jennifer Hudson (can we all agree that she's miscast in the role?), one of our sharp readers reminded me about that other Winnie Mandela bio-pic which comepletely slipped my mind.

2012 ABFF Winners: Russ Parr's 'The Undershephard,' Byron Hurt's 'Soul Food Junkies' & Matthew Cherry's 'Last Fall'

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • June 24, 2012 3:13 PM
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The 16th Annual American Black Film Festival announced its Grand Jury winners in last night's ceremony. Russ Parr's The Undershepherd won Best Director and Best Narrative. Matthew Cherry's The Last Fall was awarded Best Screenplay.
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