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'HAVANA, HAVANA!' - How Change Inspires New Generation Of Musicians In Cuba (July Debut)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 13, 2012 1:02 PM
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ARLINGTON, VA; June 13, 2012 – HAVANA, HAVANA! is a music documentary that explores how changes in Cuba are inspiring a new generation of musicians. The program premieres July 27, 2012, 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings) as part of the PBS ARTS SUMMER FESTIVAL, a multiplatform event anchored by seven films that highlight art, artists and performances from around the world.

Exclusive Clips From New Mockumentary 'Al Shearer: The Other Black Guy Running For President'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 13, 2012 12:26 PM
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Titled Al Shearer - The Other Black Guy Running For President, this Borat-style feature mockumentary from actor Al Shearer takes his faux presidential campaign to the streets, utilizing a dead-pan, realistic approach in the presentation of the material.

Trailer Watch: Indie Satire 'Dear White People' Explores Black Life on a White College Campus

  • By Jasmin Tiggett
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  • June 13, 2012 11:53 AM
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If you've perused Twitter or Tumblr lately, you may have come across the rather provocative handle @DearWhitePeople, offering such quips as "What do you mean, you haven't seen The Wiz?" and "Stop touching my hair."

A New Low On OWN? (Not really...)

  • By Sergio
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  • June 13, 2012 11:43 AM
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So in case you havelt heard Oprah on her OWN series Oprah's Next Chapter this Sunday night on June 17th will interview for two hours the entire inbred Kardashian clan

TONIGHT: Theatrical Premiere Of 'Soft Focus' In NYC (2nd S&A Black Filmmaker Challenge Winner)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 13, 2012 11:42 AM
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Harrowing 'War Witch' Acquired For USA Distribution By Tribeca Film (Rebels & Mysticism In The Congo)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 13, 2012 11:29 AM
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Tribeca Film has picked up USA rights to the harrowing, yet beautiful tale of courage and resiliency, otherwise known as War Witch, which I saw at the Tribeca Film Festival 2 months ago, and really dug (you can read my review of it HERE).

Cast Changes Among Other Things In Store For VH1's 'Basketball Wives'

  • By Sergio
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  • June 13, 2012 11:14 AM
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It's the show that everyone loves to hate, but just can't turn away from. Like a bloody, bad car wreck on the highway. You don't want watch to watch but you can't help yourself.

Spooks in a Mirror: Notes For A Revolution In African-American Filmmaking (Part 4)

  • By Andre Seewood
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  • June 13, 2012 11:05 AM
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One of the most sorrowful truths of the post-Civil Rights era is that we as African-Americans treat ourselves worse than many racists of another color would do.  From our children to the elderly, from our brightest to our downtrodden, the crime statistics bear witness to the fact that we find it incredibly easy to be our own worst enemies than our best protectors and friends.  

We've Read It! Thoughts On Lee Daniels' 'The Butler' Script

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • June 13, 2012 10:45 AM
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I was fortunate once again (see my write-up on Steve McQueen 12 Years A Slave script HERE) to have the opportunity to read the script for the Lee Daniels’ highly-anticipated period drama The Butler (a September 2011 draft).

Exclusive New Pics From 'Beasts Of The Southern Wild'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 13, 2012 10:30 AM
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We've already sung the praises of Behn Zeitlin’s feature film debut, Beasts Of The Southern Wild, which recently picked up the FIPRESCI prize and the coveted Camera d'Or, at the Cannes Film Festival last month.

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