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Ethiopian-Irish Actress Ruth Negga Believes Her Heritage Is Negatively Affecting Her Career

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • September 3, 2012 5:41 PM
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The Irish Sun is reporting that Ethiopian-Irish actress Ruth Negga (Misfits, Love/Hate) believes her heritage has prevented her from success in Hollywood.
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Why Clint Eastwood's 'Empty Chair' Skit Was Not Funny

  • By Tanya Steele
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  • September 3, 2012 4:53 PM
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The inevitable apology happens before weighing in on race, this time: "I love Clint Eastwood." "I love his movies." "He's a good guy." You won't hear me say that. I dug 'Mystic River'. His Westerns are etched into my memory (to the point where I would like to make a Western, one day). I defer to my Jazz heads on 'Bird' and many weren't pleased. 'Straight No Chaser' was interesting mainly because Thelonious Monk is interesting, most geniuses are.

Watch New Clip From Andrea Arnold's 'Wuthering Heights' (w/ 1st Black Heathcliff)

  • By Courtney
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  • September 3, 2012 4:13 PM
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It's been about a year since it made its world premiere at the Venice FIlm Festival in 2011; since then, it's been released almost all over Europe and parts of Asia, and will finally see a USA release this fall, courtesy of Oscilloscope Laboratories, which picked up North American distribution rights to Andrea Arnold's adaptation of Wuthering Heights, with plans to release the film theatrically in New York on October 5, with a national roll-out to follow.

7th Annual Trinidad+Tobago Film Festival Unveils Lineup - 120 Films From 30 Countries

  • By Courtney
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  • September 3, 2012 2:54 PM
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Over the next couple of weeks, we will be going through the film festival's lineup to highlight individual films, so watch out for those posts. Some of them should be familiar, since we've written about them before; but, from a quick glance, I can say that there are several that we haven't covered.

A Veiled Woman News Presenter Appears On Egyptian State TV For The First Time

  • By Courtney
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  • September 3, 2012 2:36 PM
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News worth knowing, courtesy of the BBC...

First Look Pic, Official Synopsis For South African Thriller 'Layla Fourie' Starring Brit Rayna Campbell

  • By Courtney
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  • September 3, 2012 1:11 PM
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Last we wrote about this project, in March, shooting was just getting underway on location in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Trailer, Poster, Pics For Film Adaptation Of Controversial Dutch Novel About Interracial Relationships

  • By Courtney
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  • September 3, 2012 12:37 PM
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Watch Full Pilot Episode Of New NBC Series 'Revolution' On Tuesday Before September 17 Premiere!

  • By Courtney
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  • September 3, 2012 11:52 AM
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Giancarlo Esposito co-stars in this new ensemble cast thriller series that premieres in the upcoming new season on NBC, titled Revolution.

S&A's Tambay Obenson, Producer Lisa Cortés In Conversation w/ Terri Francis At Yale On Sept. 5

  • By Courtney
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  • September 3, 2012 11:24 AM
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This Wednesday, September 5th, at Yale University's Whitney Humanities Center Auditorium, our own Tambay Obenson will join Terri Francis (Associate Professor of Film and African American Studies at Yale University), producer Lisa Cortés (Precious, Shadowboxer, The Woodsman, and Yale alum, class of '82), in a post-screening conversation about Dee Rees' Pariah (which will be shown first at 7pm), *black cinema* (Hollywood and indie), and maybe more.
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What 'Very Popular Black Love Story' Might Roger Bobb Be Remaking w/ Beyoncé?

  • By Courtney
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  • September 3, 2012 10:49 AM
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Former Executive Vice President of Tyler Perry Studios, Roger Bobb, who left the company earlier this year to start his own film production company called Bobcat Films, made his feature film directorial debut with a project titled Raising Izzie - a film that premiered on the GMC (Gospel Music Channel) in July.

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