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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.

First Look At Zoe Saldana in 70's Set Crime Drama "Blood Ties"

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • June 13, 2012 10:15 AM
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Here is your first look at Zoe Saldana in the set of the crime drama Blood Ties, filming last week in Harlem, New York. Directed by Guillame Canet (Tell No One), the 1970-set ensemble film stars Clive Owen, Billy Crudup (pictured), Marion Cotillard, Mila Kunis, James Caan, and Noah Emmerich.
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'The First Grader' Starring Naomie Harris & Oliver Litondo Now Streaming On Netflix

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 13, 2012 9:48 AM
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The First Grader, a Kenyan film we covered quite extensively on this site, from its theatrical release to DVD (it received a limited theatrical run in the USA last year via National Geographic, grossing a healthy $332,000), is now available on VOD, as I just learned.

Fighting Bucks, Blood & Samuel L. Jackson In New International Trailer For 'Django Unchained'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 13, 2012 9:15 AM
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Sick of it yet? :)

Watch Anthony Mackie Slice & Dice In New Clip From 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 12, 2012 8:25 PM
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We finally get a proper look at Anthony Mackie in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.

Trailer Watch: Doc 'The United States of Hoodoo' Explores Africa's Spiritual Influence on America's Culture

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • June 12, 2012 7:38 PM
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Rooftop Films Presents 'An Oversimplification of Her Beauty' Brooklyn Screening on 6/21

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • June 12, 2012 6:06 PM
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Rooftop Films will host a screening of Terence Nance's  An Oversimplification of Her Beauty on Thursday, June 21 at Dekalb Market in Brooklyn.

Ice-T Interviews Snoop In 2 New Clips From Ice-T's "Something From Nothing: The Art Of Rap"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 12, 2012 5:24 PM
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Ice-T's documentary (and directorial debut) fully titled Something From Nothing: The Art Of Rap, made its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, and was later acquired by Indomina in a world rights deal, for a June 15 (this Friday) theatrical premiere (in the USA).

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