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Shola Lynch ('Free Angela & All Political Prisoners') Helming ESPN 'Nine for IX' Documentary

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 23, 2013 6:54 PM
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Sundance 2013 Review: Ryan Coogler’s Lauded 'Fruitvale'

  • By Zeba Blay
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  • January 23, 2013 5:54 PM
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Sophie Okonedo Joins Cast Of New BBC1 3-Part Courtroom Drama 'The Escape Artist'

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  • January 23, 2013 5:22 PM
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Sophie Okonedo joins Toby Kebbell and Ashley Jensen have joined the cast of BBC One’s upcoming new 3-part series The Escape Artist, according to the UK's TVWise.

Terry Crews Will Co-Star w/ Andy Samberg In Fox Comedy Pilot Set In NYC Police Precinct

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  • January 23, 2013 4:59 PM
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Terry Crews has been tapped to co-star opposite Andy Samberg in an untitled Fox comedy pilot from Mike Schur/Dan Goor, to be directed by the co-directors of 21 Jump Street (the movie) - Phil Lord and Chris Miller.

MoMA Presents 1-Week Run Of Restored 35mm Print Of Long-Lost Last Poets Doc 'Right On!'

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  • January 23, 2013 4:14 PM
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If you're one of those who's been asking whether this film would ever be re-released, here's your answer.

L.A. Rebellion 2013 Retrospective Review: 'A Different Image' - Alile Sharon Larkin Retrospective

  • By Nijla Mumin
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  • January 23, 2013 3:44 PM
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EDITOR'S NOTE: The retro is being rebooted for runs in Philly, Toronto and New York through February. We're revisiting our reviews/write-ups/interviews on the series (from Brandon Wilson and Nijla Mumin) when it begun in Los Angeles over a year ago... here's another. The overview and complete lineup speak for themselves, so click HERE to head over to the home site for the series.

IBFFN Online Announces 2013 Call For Films + 2012 Award Winners

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  • January 23, 2013 3:34 PM
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All the details via press release below, winners of the 2012 edition, as well as a call for entries for the 2013 edition. You're encouraged to go to the festival's website for information on how to submit for the 2013 installment of the festival: www.ibffnashville.com.

Review - Peter Nicks' 'The Waiting Room' (The E.R. Unscripted)

  • By Abdul Ali
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  • January 23, 2013 3:12 PM
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The Waiting Room: A Short Review Director: Peter Nicks Genre: Documentary Running Time: 81 minutes Website: whatruwaitingfor.com Review Summary: It’s hard to imagine warm and fuzzy feelings abound at the Highland Hospital in Oakland, California, both the site and subject of a new documentary film where the uninsured patients who people this documentary crowd an emergency room for hours and wait. Underneath the cantankerous and rough edges of some of these patients are their stories.

South Africa's Journey to Democracy Is Remembered in 'Miracle Rising: South Africa'

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  • January 23, 2013 2:53 PM
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Premiering Sunday, February 17 at 10pm ET on the History channel's H2.

Exclusive: Ernest Dickerson Shopping Adaptation Of Octavia Butler's 'Clay's Ark' (Script Is Done)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 23, 2013 2:19 PM
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It's been almost 7 years since Hugo and Nebula award winner, Octavia Butler, died from a stroke at just 58 years old (she died February 24th, 2006). And just about every discussion we've had on this site about black authors whose novels are begging to be adapted to film, Ms Butler's name is frequently at the top of many of your lists.

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