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ABFF 2012 Review - 'Beasts Of The Southern Wild' (A Striking Feature Debut On Courage & Resiliency)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 21, 2012 9:30 AM
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Ultimately an ode to human resilience and self-reliance, Beasts Of The Southern Wild feels initially a little scattered, especially if you aren’t already familiar with the story; however by the second act, it all starts to come together and make sense. But what’s actually kind of interesting is that, without giving the plot away, there’s a structural chaos early on, that's accompanied by a blissful narrative; and as the film progresses into the second and third acts, there’s a reversal of that - the film’s structure seems to become much more orderly, while the narrative amplifies the tragedy.

The Second City Network Joins In On The Recent Interest In Everything Slavery-Themed (Are You Laughing?)

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • June 21, 2012 8:58 AM
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The highly anticipated Quentin Tarantino film Django Unchained . . . Steve McQueen's Twelve Years A Slave . . . the controversial adidas "slavery-chain" sneakers.  The piece of American history that many Americans don't like to talk about is suddenly the talk of the town.  And the famous Second City comedy improv troupe, which has in the past done sketches featuring slavery-themes, has decided to foray into familiar territory with one of their latest, titled, If Credit Card Companies Told The Truth.
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ImageNation Announces 2012 Summer Schedule Of FREE Film Screenings + Performances (NYC)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 20, 2012 6:52 PM
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Several titles on this list that we've covered here on S&A (Brooklyn Boheme, Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone, Come Back Africa, Marley and much more), so if you haven't seen them, here's your opportunity; it's summer, sun, films... all for FREE!!

The 16th Annual American Black Film Festival Kicks Of In Miami Tonight!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 20, 2012 6:34 PM
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Vanessa will be covering the festival for S&A, so look out for all her writeups over the next 3 days (she doesn't get there until tomorrow).

Aretha Franklin Wants To Be A Reality TV Judge (But No One Is Calling)

  • By Sergio
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  • June 20, 2012 6:11 PM
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Aretha Franklin is a huge fan of those reailty TV talent shows like American Idol and The X Factor, and would love to be a judge on one of them. Only if someone would ask her.

Broadway Musical Adaptation Of 'Sister Act' Will Close This Summer

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 20, 2012 6:02 PM
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Spike Lee's 'Red Hook Summer' Will Screen For The National Association Of Black Journalists On 6/23

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 20, 2012 5:34 PM
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Well... it'll be one busy day of film screenings for members of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) this Saturday, June 23, with 2 of this year's high-profile black films scheduled to screen during the NABJ's annual convention in New Orleans this weekend! 

20th Century Fox Digs Into Archives To Release 'The Foxes Of Harrow' On DVD For 1st Time Ever

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 20, 2012 5:04 PM
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Maybe someone at 20th Century Fox reads S&A; specifically, maybe they read THIS April post titled The First Book By A Black Author Adapted To Film By A Hollywood Studio Was...?, in which I talked about the adaptation of a 1946 book by African American author, Frank Yerby, titled, The Foxes of Harrow, which was the answer to the post's title question.

Another Somali Pirates Movie In The Works Titled 'High Value Target'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 20, 2012 4:33 PM
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The last one we wrote about (an adaptation of Wilbur Smith’s novel Those In Peril) was in March; today brings word of what is being described as a "Somali piracy actioner" titled High Value Target.

Actors Against Acting Athletes w/ Gary Oldman (Hump Day Humor... But Not Really)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 20, 2012 4:01 PM
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  • 9 Comments
I'm sure actors will love this; one could also target to video at other groups like... musicians.

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