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Review: John Boyega Shines in 'Imperial Dreams,' One of the Most Overlooked Gems of Sundance (Screens Aug. 9 in LA)

  • By Jai Tiggett
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  • July 31, 2014 7:24 PM
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Imperial Dreams
It's easy to see why the film took the Best of Next Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival in January, as it represents classic and heartfelt storytelling at its best.

Shonda Rhimes, Kerry Washington, Ellen Pompeo Welcome Viola Davis to Shondaland (Video)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 31, 2014 6:28 PM
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  • 43 Comments
Thursday nights will be Shonda nights on ABC: "Grey's Anatomy" (8-9 pm); "Scandal" (9-10 pm) and "How to Get Away With Murder" (10-11pm).

Octavia Spencer Says She’s Tired Of The “Small” Film Roles as TV Has Opened Up New Opportunities for Black Actresses

  • By Sergio
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  • July 31, 2014 6:19 PM
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Joining the chorus, Octavia Spencer says that television seemingly appears to be the new golden opportunity for black actresses looking for challenging roles.

Review: Alex Gibney's 'Finding Fela' Provides an Entertaining Primer for the Fela Novice

  • By Zeba Blay
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  • July 31, 2014 6:01 PM
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We never really “find” Fela in this film, which of course is not the point. So prolific and contradictory a figure as he was, no 2-hour foray into his life and music could ever fully do him justice.

Brooklyn Sudano Joins Jill Scott, Eve and Regina Hall in Rom-Com 'With This Ring'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 31, 2014 5:25 PM
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Nzingha Stewart will direct the Sony Pictures Television-produced project from her own script, which boasts Tracey Edmonds, Sheila Ducksworth and Gabrielle Union as executive producers.

Blackstar Film Fest Review: 'Dreams Are Colder Than Death' Is a Haunting Exploration of the Contours of Present-day Blackness

  • By Nijla Mumin
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  • July 31, 2014 4:29 PM
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Jafa attempts to answer the question through the voices and images of acclaimed poet Fred Moten, artist Kara Walker, filmmaker Charles Burnett, professors Hortense Spillers, Saidiya Hartman, Magic City dancer Portia Jordan, and b-roll footage of everyday black life.

Watch Award-Winning, Brooding Short Film 'The Bluest Note'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 31, 2014 2:11 PM
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The mournful tale it tells is supported by the acting from its cast, and high production values, including some evocative cinematography, and it places both filmmaker and writer squarely in our sights as talents to watch for.

Atlanta-Based Actor Dwayne Boyd Tells His Story; What's Yours?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 31, 2014 1:30 PM
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Here's your chance. You might learn something; you might teach someone something.

Exclusive Clip From FX's New Comedy Series 'Partners' (Martin Lawrence's Return to Primetime TV)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 31, 2014 12:33 PM
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The premiere will include 2 back-to-back episodes, from 9-10PM ET/PT, for five consecutive weeks.

Watch 'Storms of Carnage: The Black Panther Unleashed' (A Fan-Made Film While You Wait for the Marvel Feature)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 31, 2014 11:32 AM
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According to the filmmaker, the short was made with "only about $50 and a bag of trail mix."

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