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Trailer - Shola Lynch's Angela Davis Feature, 'Free Angela & All Political Prisoners'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 29, 2012 3:26 PM
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Toronto International Film Festival director Cameron Bailey revealed in an interview that Will and Jada Pinkett Smith will be attending this year's festival, specifically to present Shola Lynch's Angela Davis documentary, Free Angela & All Political Prisoners.

Trailer - '55 Till Now' (Docudrama On 1955 Murder Of Emmett Till)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 29, 2012 3:20 PM
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If Emmett Till were alive today, he'd be 71 years young this year. Yesterday marked the 57th anniversary of his brutal murder at the hands of 2 white men, in Mississippi, at the age of 14, after reportedly flirting with a white woman.

What's Next For The 'Sparkle' Cast? S&A Takes A Look...

  • By Natasha Greeves
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  • August 29, 2012 2:53 PM
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With the opening of one of this year's few Hollywood studio black cinema highlights now officially behind us - the much anticipated remake of the 1976 black cinema classic, Sparkle, which, as director Salim Akil was a "nice, small, fun movie until co-star Whitney Houston died - we thought it we would take a look at what the film's starring cast has to look forward to, in terms of projects on the horizon, post-Sparkle.

Julie Dash's 1970s-Set Drama 'Tupelo 77' Gets A Boost - Selected For International Financing Forum

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 29, 2012 2:01 PM
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I'm pleased to see that this project is still very much alive! We've been tracking it for a little while, but there hasn't been much movement - at least, movement made public that we've been privy to.
More: Julie Dash

Acclaimed Nigerian Filmmaker Akin Omotoso ('Man On Ground') Preps 'Night Has Fallen' Next

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 29, 2012 1:23 PM
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Watch - New Clip From Polarizing *African Corruption* Doc 'The Ambassador'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 29, 2012 12:53 PM
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Here's a new clip from a film we've been following, but I haven't had a chance to see yet (I finally will this week), titled The Ambassador - provocative Danish director Mads Brügger's said to be darkly comic, genre-bending piece of journalism, in which he rips the corroded lid off the global scheme of political corruption and exploitation happening in "one of the most dangerous places on the planet," the Central African Republic.

'Martin' Turns 20 This Month; Catching Up On Martin Lawrence's Activity Since Its Cancellation

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 29, 2012 12:24 PM
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On August 27, 1992, Martin aired its very first episode on Fox, on its way to a 5-season run, finally closing down on May 1, 1997.

7 Years Ago Today, Katrina Struck; A Few Films That Addressed The Hurricane & Its Aftermath

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 29, 2012 10:42 AM
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Today in history, August 29, 2005... America suffers its most destructive natural disaster. Hurricane Katrina stormed ashore in southeast Louisiana. Killing 1800 people, destroying homes. 100,000s are forced to flee. The sluggish response to Katrina only adds to the misery. Government officials all faced sharp criticism for their handling of the tragedy. Despite some progress in rebuilding, recovery remaisn a long hard road, while debate over the disaster goes on...

Watch 1st 10 Minutes Of 'Candid' (Voyeur Stalks Women w/ Camera, Crosses Paths w/ Serial Killer)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 29, 2012 10:02 AM
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Here's a longer look at a film I profiled yesterday, from writer & director Vishnu J. Seesahai, titled Candid.

Cause Revealed For Second Blaze At Tyler Perry Studios

  • By Sergio
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  • August 29, 2012 9:35 AM
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Unlike this past May's more extensively damaging fire at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, fire investigators have announced the cause of the second blaze which occured early Monday morning on the roof of a three-story building on the lot. 

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