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Cannes 2012: Ken Burns' New Documentary "The Central Park Five"

  • By Sergio
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  • May 16, 2012 6:58 PM
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I'm an unabashed admirer of the work of doumentary filmmaker Ken Burns. His PBS extensive muti-part documentaries which chronicle the culture and history of America such Jazz, Frank Lloyd Wright, The Civil War and most recently last fall, Prohibition are amazing examples of documentary filmmaking at its most compelliing.

First Look At Chadwick Boseman, Nicole Beharie in Jackie Robinson Biopic "42"

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • May 16, 2012 6:13 PM
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Filming this week at the historic Rickwood Field in Birmingham, Alabama is Brian Helgeland's 42, based on the life of baseball icon Jackie Robinson.
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Morgan Freeman In Talks To Join Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro In "Last Vegas"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 16, 2012 5:09 PM
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Morgan Freeman is in talks to join the cast of Last Vegas, the dramedy centered on four old friends who reunite in Sin City for one last big bash at the bachelor party of the only one who has managed to stay single.

Watch: First Trailer For Viola Davis Education Reform Drama "Won't Back Down"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 16, 2012 4:27 PM
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Here's your first trailer for the Viola Davis and Maggie Gyllenhaal education-reform drama, initially titled Still I Rise, was then switched to Learning To Fly, and finally landed on and has, so far, stuck to Won't Back Down.

The "Variety And Volume" Problem - Does That Sum It All Up... Or Is There More?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 16, 2012 3:54 PM
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Slow news day today folks; lots of Cannes Film Festival/Market activity, but very, very little for us to write about. C'est la vie...

First Look At Edi Gathegi, Danielle Nicolet In New ABC Series "Family Tools" (Previously "White Van Man")

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 16, 2012 2:41 PM
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Edi Gathegi and Danielle Nicolet both co-star in ABC’s new comedy series titled Family Tools (previously called White Van Man).

Africa First 2012 Profile: Chatting w/ Namibian Filmmaker Oshosheni Hiveluah

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 16, 2012 2:02 PM
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Picking up where I last left off in the series... but first a recap.

Watch Mary J. Blige Perform "Any Way You Want It" In "Rock Of Ages" Clip

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 16, 2012 1:10 PM
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Is this on your must-see list for the summer? 

ABFF 2012: Kimberly Elise, Isaiah Washington, Common, S. Epatha Merkerson Are Grand Jury Nominees

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 16, 2012 12:22 PM
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NEW YORK, NY, May 16, 2012 – Film Life Inc., today announced the Narrative Features Competition selections and Grand Jury Award nominees for the 16th Annual American Black Film Festival (ABFF) taking place in South Beach Miami, FL, June 20th – 23rd.  Kimberly Elise, Isaiah Washington, Common and S. Epatha Merkerson are among the stellar list of thespians nominated to receive the Grand Jury prize for their work.

New On DVD: Alrick Brown-Directed Drama On Rwanada Genocide/Reconciliation "Kinyarwanda"

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • May 16, 2012 12:02 PM
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Director Alrick Brown's 2011 film, Kinyarwanda, was, in my opinion, the best film of that year.  You can judge for yourself, now that the AFFRM-released drama is available for purchase on DVD.

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