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Margaret Mead Film Fest: Acclaimed S. African Doc 'Meanwhile in Mamelodi' Screens In NYC Tonight

  • By Courtney
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  • November 30, 2012 1:21 PM
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Taking place at the American Museum of Natural History, the Margaret Mead Film Festival kicked off yesterday, with a full slate of films that tell stories centered on under-represented groups of people, including this title, which we first profiled much earlier this year.

Review: 'Elza' - Touching Tale On Caribbean's Complex Racial Prejudices, Family & Forgiveness (Opens This Week)

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • November 30, 2012 11:40 AM
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Another Diasporic film opening in limited release this week, at the new MIST Harlem Cinemas in NYC; a film that we also highly recommend, so if you're in NYC, see it while you can, before it leaves.

Sundance 2013: First Look At Danai Gurira In Andrew Dosunmu's 'Ma'George' ('Mother Of George')

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  • November 30, 2012 11:22 AM
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Spike Lee & Rik Cordero Team Up For 6-Episode Basketball Doc 'The World Is Watching'

  • By Courtney
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  • November 30, 2012 11:02 AM
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It's a new online basketball docu-series titled The World Is Watching, narrated by Spike Lee, and directed by Rik Cordero. 

Review: Conquering 'Otelo Burning' Finds Joy And Freedom Amidst Turmoil (Opens This Week)

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • November 30, 2012 10:37 AM
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It opens this week in a limited theatrical run at the new MIST Harlem Cinemas in NYC, and gets an enthusiastic thumbs up from S&A, meaning you really SHOULD see it if you're in New York, while it's available.

Sundance 2013: First Look Images At Isaiah Washington, Tequan Richmond In 'Blue Caprice'

  • By Courtney
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  • November 30, 2012 10:18 AM
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And thus begins our looks at films of note that will make their debuts at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival next January. And as he did last year, Tambay should be providing us with first-hand coverage of films and talents, which I'm sure will include this highly-anticipated one...

Sophie Okonedo, David Harewood & Others Lend Voices To BBC Radio 4/Radio 4 Extra Cast Of 'Neverwhere'

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • November 30, 2012 9:36 AM
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Sophie Okonedo and David Harewood's will likely be the more recognizable names of the announced cast for the upcoming BBC Radio 4/Radio 4 Extra adaptation of Neil Gaiman and Lenny Henry's popular BBC sci-fi mini-series Neverwhere.

Indiegogo Campaign For 'Savage' - A Film Out To Challenge The 'White Savior Complex'

  • By Sergio
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  • November 29, 2012 11:36 PM
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When I first the trailer for the new short film by filmmaker Wendy James called Savage, the first thing that came to mind was "Oh No! Not another white savior helps poor black people movie!'"

First Look At Chad Coleman As Tyreese In Promo For 'The Walking Dead' Mid-Season Finale

  • By Courtney
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  • November 29, 2012 8:16 PM
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Expectations are high for Chad Coleman's debut as Tyreese on AMC's hit zombie drama series The Walking Dead.

Will Smith's Overbrook Entertainment Developing New Crime Dramas For Cinemax, Fox

  • By Courtney
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  • November 29, 2012 7:31 PM
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Continuing to expand his Overbrook Entertainment empire, Will Smith has reportedly teamed up with Black List writer Chad St. John to develop 2 new drama series for Cinemax and Fox.

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