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"Lakeview Terrace" Re-Investigated (Race & Power Struggles - What Could Have Been)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 13, 2012 11:31 AM
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Produced by Will Smith's Overbrook Entertainment company, and released in theatres in 2008, I recently watched Lakeview Terrace again, in consideration of some reasearch I've been doing on contemporary films and their handling of interracial couples.

"Finding the New Black" Interview w/"Oversimplification" Director Terence Nance

  • By Jasmin Tiggett
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  • April 13, 2012 10:55 AM
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"I know how I want things to turn out for the movies that I’m making, but I would never want to frame people’s expectations around what they’re going to see. But also, the idea that my first movie will have anything stylistically to do with my second or third, is an idea that I reject a little bit, other than it being engaging and good."

Geoffrey Fletcher Talks To S&A About "Precious," Life After Oscar, "Violet & Daisy" & Attica Prison Uprising Project

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 13, 2012 9:30 AM
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This afternoon, Friday, April 13th, at 2pm, Academy Award-winning screenwriter Geoffrey Fletcher, in a program presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences called "Discover the Academy," will be speaking to Columbia University students about his journey in adapting Sapphire's novel Push, from book to the screen.

HEY! HEY! HEY! The Complete Fat Albert Collection Coming To DVD

  • By Sergio
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  • April 12, 2012 10:17 PM
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Sorry I couldn't resist that headline, but can you blame me?

Trailer: British Rom-Com "The Naked Poet" Seeking Signature Support For UK Theatrical Release

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • April 12, 2012 9:27 PM
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Written and directed by Jason Barrett, the Vision in Progress British production The Naked Poet, is currently seeking supporters via their website. The film, a romantic comedy about a man named Lazarus caught in a love triangle between his girlfriend and a newfound love, needs a 100,000 signatures in order to receive theatrical distribution in the UK. 
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"Bright Road" With Dorothy Dandridge And Harry Belafonte Now On Warner Archive DVD

  • By Sergio
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  • April 12, 2012 9:25 PM
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I've written about this film before and I figured that it was only a matter of time before it came out on the Warner Home Video DVD-on-demand specialty label Warner Archive and this week it finally did.

A Conversation w/ Salim And Mara Brock-Akil At The 2012 ABFF + Festival Dates

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 12, 2012 9:18 PM
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The 2012 film festival beat goes on... it's already mid-April; where did the time go? I feel like I only recently got back from SXSW in Austin, TX, looking forward to relaxing in NYC (where I live) for a few months before jetting off to another festival, which wouldn't be until June, less than 2 months away.

Dwayne Johnson Will Join A Secret Order Charged w/ Protecting Humanity In "Lore"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 12, 2012 8:41 PM
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Jeezus! This guy just keeps piling on the projects! From one to the next, with practically no breaks between. I guess you get while the getting's good as the saying goes, right?

Wunmi Mosaku Returns To ITV's "Vera", Cush Jumbo Joins Cast, And Nina Sosanya Guest-Stars

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • April 12, 2012 7:17 PM
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I won't lie-- the only reason I even watched the first series of ITV's police procedural, Vera, was because of Wunmi Mosaku.

Trailer: Intriguing Short "The Chair," SXSW Jury Award Winner About Boy During Town's Poisonous Outbreak

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • April 12, 2012 6:44 PM
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