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"Buddha In Africa" (Malawian Boy Raised In Chinese Orphanage & Trained In Martial Arts) Gets Funding Boost

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 22, 2012 4:43 PM
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Here's an update on another project, still in the financing stage, that I've been tracking since first learning about it earlier this year;

Michael K. Williams To Play Late Rapper Old Dirty Bastard In "Dirty White Boy"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 22, 2012 1:58 PM
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Michael K. Williams has signed on to star as Ol' Dirty Bastard, but not in a biopic on the late rapper's life (one has long been rumored to be coming); rather as a character in some other person's story.

POV Announces Documentary Lineup For Its 25th Season On PBS

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 22, 2012 1:37 PM
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News on the march! Details below from the press release; some good-looking documentaries on the horizon... for the full POV 2012 lineup, click HERE.

Spike Lee Heading To Brazil To Shoot Doc On Country's Economic Advances On Global Stage; Afro Brazilians Concerned

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 22, 2012 11:37 AM
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Well how about that? Overall, his documentaries have been strong, so I'm looking forward to seeing what develops here.
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First Trailer For Mario Van Peebles, Carl Weathers Starrer "American Battleship" Rip-Off - "Battleship"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 22, 2012 11:07 AM
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Scheduled to be released on home video just before the big screen Battleship will open in theaters... Mario Van Peebles and Carl "Action Jackson" Weathers star in what is essentially a rip-off of the big screen Battleship movie, titled American Battelship. 

"Audre Lorde - The Berlin Years 1984 to 1992" To Premiere Next Week Monday At Brecht Forum NYC

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 22, 2012 10:46 AM
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Previously profiled on S&A, it made its world premiere in the Panorama Documentary section at the Berlin Film Festival in February, and now Dagmar Shultz's Audre Lorde - The Berlin Years 1984 to 1992 - an untold chapt at theIt was announced today ther (the Berlin years) of the late writer, poet and activist, Caribbean child of immigrants from Grenada, who died rather young at 58 years old in 1992 - is scheduled to make its theatrical premiere next week Monday, March 26th, at 7:30 courtesy of Third World Newsreel, who acquired the 84-minute film and will premiere it at The Brecht Forum in New York City; no word on where it'll play after that.

Sylvain White To Begin Production On Adaptation Of Macabre Thriller "Miserere" In France

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 22, 2012 10:30 AM
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It's been awhile since we last posted anything about Sylvain White; he's one of those few black directors who's been able to navigate the studio system, although, like most of his contemporaries, while his name has been attached to a few projects, not consistently.

Flashback To 1971 - Discord Over "Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 22, 2012 9:50 AM
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Melvin Van Peebles will hit one of those milestone birthdays this year; the man will turn 80 years old on August 21st!

Queen Latifah, Terrence Howard, Peter Fonda To Star In Indie Thriller "House Of Bodies"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 22, 2012 9:17 AM
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She's everywhere these days isn't she? So much in development from the Queen coming up in the next year or so. 

"Kinyarwanda" and "Phunny Business" To Be Shown at Roger Ebert's Ebertfest In April

  • By Sergio
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  • March 22, 2012 8:37 AM
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Two worthy films that we have covered extensively here on S & A, Alrick Brown's Rwanda set drama Kinyarwanda and the documenatry Phunny Business which chronicles Raymond Lambert's legendary Chicago black comedy club All Jokes Aside are two of the selections made by film critic Roger Ebert this year for his much anticipated annual film festival Ebertfest.

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