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Trailer for Short "Taharuki": Couple Attempt To Expose Child Trafficking Post 07/08 Kenyan Election (Avail Via Amazon)

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • April 16, 2012 7:06 PM
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Written and directed by Ekwa Msangi-Omari (Weakness), the 12-minute film Taharuki ("Suspense") traveled through the festival circuit last year and is now available on Amazon. Taharuki is produced by screenwriter and S&A reader/contrubutor Kia Barbee (Elmhurst Entertainment), Inna Braude, Njeri Micheu & Monika Greenleaf.
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Tracie Thoms Co-Stars in NBC Film Pilot "Applebaum"

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • April 16, 2012 6:22 PM
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No it has nothing to do with A Tribe Called Quest's "Bonita Applebum" song :).

Thoughts on TD Jakes' "Woman Thou Art Loosed: On The 7th Day" By Kia Barbee

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • April 16, 2012 5:42 PM
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Screenwriter Kia Barbee (@kiabarbee) from Elmhurst Entertainment, an occassional S&A contributor and avid reader, agreed to give us some of her thoughts in this short review of TD Jakes' Woman Thou Art Loosed: On The 7th Day, co-written and directed by Neema Barnette.
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Giveaway: 20 Passes To Pre-Release Screening Of "96 Minutes" This Thursday In LA; Act Now!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 16, 2012 5:06 PM
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For all you Angelinos who read this site, here's an opportunity for 20 of you to see the 2011 SXSW award-winning drama/thriller (Evan Ross - Breakthrough Performance), and Boston Film Festival award recipient (Best Director for Aimee Lagos, Best Actress for Brittany Snow, & Best Film), titled 96 Minutes.

Film Critic Wesley Morris, Manning Marable Malcolm X Bio, Awarded 2012 Pulitzer Prizes (History, Criticism)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 16, 2012 4:00 PM
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Hot off the presses... The 2012 Pulitzer Prize winners were just announced, and first let me say congrats to Wesley Morris - film critic for The Boston Globe - who has been awarded the 2012 Pulitzer for, what else, Criticism., in the Journalism category.

The First Book By A Black Author Adapted To Film By A Hollywood Studio Was...?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 16, 2012 3:29 PM
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No, Oscar Micheaux doesn't count in this case, because, again, I'm only considering books that have been optioned and adapted by Hollywood studios.

Full Frame Doc Film Fest Announces 2012 Award Winners Including "Trash Dance," "The Waiting Room"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 16, 2012 2:19 PM
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Glad to see 2 films we've covered on this list of award winners: Trash Dance and The Waiting Room; the former won the Full Frame Audience Award; the latter won the Charles E. Guggenheim Emerging Artisy Award.

Watch Evan Ross In New Clip From Drama/Thriller "96 Minutes" (In Theaters 4/27)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 16, 2012 2:00 PM
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It's called 96 Minutes, a film we've been following since our first profile back in March 2011, soon after its debut at the SXSW Film Festival, which Evan Ross (who won a breakthrough performance award at SXSW for his work in the film) and David Oyelowo both co-star in.

Special Screening Of Laurens Grant's Jesse Owens Doc Tomorrow At IFC In New York

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 16, 2012 1:44 PM
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Call For Entries Now Open - 56th BFI London Film Festival

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 16, 2012 11:28 AM
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Submissions are now open for the 56th BFI London Film Festival - a festival we've covered the last 2 years here on S&A, thanks to Wendy's (MsWOO's) efforts.

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