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.
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.
Written by and co-starring Noel Clarke (Kidulthood, 22.214.171.124), 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.
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.
In honor of the 20th anniversary of Daughters of the Dust, Julie Dash's 1992 Sundance festival drama, The New School and Creatively Speaking presented a special screening and discussion of the film on March 9 as part of its Remixed and Remastered series.
News on the march! I'm especially eyeing that adaptation of Africa Kills Her Sun by the late Ken Saro-Wiwa (read all about him HERE). Recall Nigerian filmmaker Jeta Amata chaned the title of his oil exploitation thriller Black Gold to Black November - a reference to the month of activist Saro-Wiwa's execution in 1995).