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LHAAFF 2012 Preview: "We Are Not Ghosts" Doc Explores Detroit's Economic Recession and Efforts To Revitalize City

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • April 3, 2012 5:23 PM
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The 53-minute documentary We Are Not Ghosts will premiere Tuesday, April 17th, at the Langston Hughes African American Film Festival. The doc, helmed by Melissa York and Mark Dworkin, deals with citizens efforts to revitalize Detroit after its economic hit to the auto industry.

Langston Hughes African American Film Fest Returns April 14 ("Restless City," "The Last Fall," "Mooz-lum," + More)

  • By Jasmin
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  • April 3, 2012 5:03 PM
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The Langston Hughes African American Film Festival returns to Seattle, WA, next week with Matthew Cherry's tale of redemption for a sports star, The Last Fall, as its opening night film. The festival, which runs April 14-22 at the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center, includes over 20 features, many of which we've discussed at length on this site.

Omar Epps to Produce and Star in Romantic Comedy "Between Us"

  • By Jasmin
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  • April 3, 2012 4:07 PM
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Between Us, about "two friends looking for love in the wrong places, with a contemporary twist," is currently in the works from House star Omar Epps at his BrooklynWorks Films production company.

Watch The Breathless Full Trailer For Andrew Dosunmu's "Restless City"

  • By Courtney
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  • April 3, 2012 3:49 PM
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YES! As already announced on S&A, the African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement acquired U.S. theatrical rights to 2011 Sundance Film Festival Official Selection, Andrew Dosunmu's Restless City. 

Kimberly Elise, Taylour Paige Headline New VH1 Hour-Long Scripted Sports Drama Series "Bounce"

  • By Courtney
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  • April 3, 2012 3:06 PM
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VH1 has greenlighted - not what you'd expect; no, not another reality TV series with black women at the center. The network is actually *gasp* going the original scripted route, ordering a pilot for a new "professional basketball dancers" drama called Bounce.

Biopic on Baseball Legend Hank Aaron in the Works

  • By Jasmin
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  • April 3, 2012 2:23 PM
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It appears that legendary right fielder Hank Aaron will be the next sports hero to have his life immortalized on film, as producers Mike Tollin and Glenn Rigberg have acquired the rights to his story.

Watch Now: Trailer for Noel Clarke's Sports Drama "Fast Girls"

  • By Jasmin
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  • April 3, 2012 1:57 PM
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Written by and co-starring Noel Clarke (Kidulthood, 4.3.2.1), the forthcoming drama Fast Girls stars a multiracial cast and centers on a street-smart runner who forms a rivalry with an equally ambitious wealthy athlete.

New on DVD Today: "Being Elmo," "London River," & "Dysfunctional Friends"

  • By Jasmin
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  • April 3, 2012 1:29 PM
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Three films we've covered quite a bit on this site - Kevin Clash documentary Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey, post-UK bus bombings drama London River, and ensemble comedy Dysfunctional Friends - are available today on home video.
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Exclusive Still Photos from the Set of "96 Minutes" (David Oyelowo, Evan Ross)

  • By Jasmin
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  • April 3, 2012 1:07 PM
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Headed for theaters on April 27, SXSW 2011 drama 96 Minutes has released a new set of photos in anticipation of its premiere.

Michel Gondry's "The Foam of the Days" Begins Shooting Next Week (Omar Sy, Aissa Maiga Co-Star)

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  • April 3, 2012 12:31 PM
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The Foam of the Days, Michel Gondry's adaptation of the 1947 satirical fantasy novel Mood Indigo (L’Ecume des Jours), is set to start shooting April 10 in Paris.
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