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S&A Contributor Darryl Wharton-Rigby Set to Direct Fictionalized Account of Ghanaian World Cup Team $3 Million Drama

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 30, 2014 11:22 AM
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The screenplay has been optioned by US production company Bugeater. Founders Dan Mirvish and Barry Hennessey will produce the film.

Watch Blackstar Film Festival's Hat-Tip to Spike Lee's 'Do The Right Thing' in 2014 Trailer

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 30, 2014 10:48 AM
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Refresh your memory of it all with the Philly-set Blackstar Film Festival trailer below, and as well as the original from the Brooklyn-set "Do The Right Thing."

Watch: Rare Hour-Long Mother/Daughter Conversation with Phylicia & Condola Rashad

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 30, 2014 10:11 AM
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The event took place 2 weekends ago, at the American Black Film Festival here in NYC.

Reminder: 'Half of a Yellow Sun' Was Released Today on Vimeo on Demand. Rent/Buy It Now!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 29, 2014 8:34 PM
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The film will be available for rental ($3.99) and purchase ($12.99) on Vimeo On Demand, starting this Sunday, June 29th.

Crowdfund This: 'Olympic Pride, American Prejudice: The African American Olympians of 1936'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 29, 2014 7:43 PM
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From the filmmaker behind the acclaimed feature documentary 'Versailles ’73: American Runway Revolution'

Zendaya "No Longer Involved" in Lifetime Aaliyah Biopic. Project Put On Hold. Why?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 29, 2014 6:20 PM
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It was just 2 weeks ago when the announcement of Zendaya's casting was made, so this seems a bit sudden.

Weekend B.O. June 27-29 ("What is Wrong With People?")

  • By Sergio
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  • June 29, 2014 12:19 PM
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Why? How? Who watches these films and even more importantly, likes them?
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DIFF 2014 Preview: Ethiopian-Set Fantasy/Historical Romantic Drama 'Beti and Amare'

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • June 28, 2014 7:52 PM
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Premiering at the Durban International Film Festival, which runs July 17 through July 27, is the Kalulu Entertainment independent film production titled 'Beti and Amare', described as a part sci-fi/fantasy and part historical romantic drama set in World War 2-torn Ehiopia.

Idris Elba Looks Menacing in First Image From West Africa-Set Conflict Drama 'Beasts of No Nation'

  • By Sergio
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  • June 27, 2014 7:26 PM
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Here’s your first look at Idris Elba in director Cary Fukunaga's Africa set drama 'Beasts of No Nation'

Celebrating Its 25th Anniversary... Why Do You Think Mookie Threw a Trash Can Through Sal’s Pizzeria Window?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 27, 2014 5:43 PM
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Spike Lee has said that the only people who had ever asked him the question have been non-black people, suggesting a consensus among black people

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