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Variance Films Will Release Roger Ross Williams' Lauded Doc 'God Loves Uganda' Starting 10/11

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 29, 2013 6:16 PM
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This is good news for Roger Ross Williams and his feature doc and feature directorial debut God Loves Uganda - a film we've been tracking since its Sundance debut earlier this year (although it's been a much longer journey for Williams), and wondered where it would eventually land.

From The Golden Age Of “In Da Hood” Movies - ‘Paid In Full’ Coming To Blu-Ray 9/24

  • By Sergio
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  • August 29, 2013 4:19 PM
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To be honest, I’m trying to remember if I saw this when it came out. Or is it just me?
More: On Blu-Ray

'Totally Biased' Premieres on FXX Next Week with All-Star Guest Lineup

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 29, 2013 3:59 PM
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Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell will kick off on the newly-formed FXX next week with a guest lineup of comedy stars:
More: TV News

The End of The White Girl (Of course, it happened in Brooklyn)

  • By Tanya Steele
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  • August 29, 2013 3:32 PM
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I reside in Brooklyn for a reason. Black women run Brooklyn. There are wed mothers, unwed mothers, black women with the fiercest natural hairstyles, permed sisters who let it fall just right, well-educated and high school educated black women. I see an array. Black girls who are partnered up with hipster black boys, Black women who are partnered with hipster white dudes. Lawyer and Doctor black women, fast food working black women- the range. Black women populate the streets of Brooklyn like flowers blossoming in a well-manicured garden. This I love. This is Brooklyn.

Watch 'Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin' For FREE Now! You Have 2 Days

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 29, 2013 3:06 PM
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In honor of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, PBS' POV series has made its Bayard Rustin documentary, Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin, available for FREE streaming on the POV site.Combining non-violent resistance with organizational skills, Rustin was a key adviser to Martin Luther King Jr. in the 1960s. Open about his homosexuality, which he was persecuted for, he continued to fight for equality.An expert organizer of protests, Rustin met the young civil rights leader King in the 1950s and began working with King as an organizer and strategist in 1955. He assisted King with the boycott of segregated buses in Montgomery, Alabama in 1956. But most famously, Rustin was a key figure in the organization of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, at which King delivered his legendary "I Have a Dream" speech on August 28, 1963.During his 60-year career as an activist, Rustin formulated many of the strategies, including nonviolent resistance, that propelled the American civil rights movement. But his open homosexuality forced him to remain in the background, marking him again and again as a “brother outsider,” hence the title of the film.On August 8, 2013, President Barack Obama named Bayard Rustin a posthumous recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. To commemorate Rustin's life work, PBS is streaming Brother Outsider for FREE, but for only 2 DAYS! So you don't have a lot of time to watch it - for free anyway. The free stream is made possible through the World Channel series America ReFramed.Watch the 2-hour documentary, directed by Nancy D. Kates and Bennett Singer, below:
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Wanuri Kahiu Talks Depicting Outlawed Love In 'Jambula Tree' Film Adaptation

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 29, 2013 1:49 PM
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Raoul Peck was the patron of the 2013 edition of the Fabrique des Cinémas du Monde - a joint initiative between the Institut francais, the International Organisation of La Francophonie and the Audiovisuel Extérieur de la France, aimed at finding financing for the work of filmmakers from the under-represented groups globally.

14 Hrs Left of Funding: A.V. Rockwell's 'Open City Mixtape'

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • August 29, 2013 1:09 PM
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5 Netflix Streaming Titles You May Not Know Are Available & May Want To Check Out (8/29/13)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 29, 2013 12:54 PM
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As usual... These aren't necessarily recommendations. Consider the list more of an FYI - films we've talked about on this site, at one time or another, that are now streaming on Netflix, that you might want to check out and see for yourselves.
More: NetFlix, VOD

Watch Episode 1 of Issa Rae's 'The Choir' Series for Alright TV

  • By Jai Tiggett
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  • August 29, 2013 12:28 PM
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As announced back in February, Issa Rae has signed on to create original content for Alright TV, the faith and family-focused YouTube channel created by Tracey Edmonds and Robert Johnson.

'Raisin in the Sun' Revival Rounds Out Cast + Sets Opening Dates

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 29, 2013 12:23 PM
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