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Chicago - Boundary Lines: 3 Films About Immigration Includes Work By Mati Diop

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 14, 2012 11:35 AM
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For our Chi-town readers... short notice, but better late than never. If you're looking for something to do this evening, maybe you can add this to your list of options...
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WGAW Feature Access Project Reveals Honorees + Read Their Scripts

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 14, 2012 11:09 AM
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Per the press release... the WGAW Feature Access Project seeks to identify outstanding diverse writers, and make their scripts available to entertainment industry decision-makers, including producers, studio executives, agents and managers, to help raise their profile and generate potential employment opportunities.

Tariq Nasheed's 'Hidden Colors 2: The Triumph Of Melanin' Now Available On Home Video

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 14, 2012 10:41 AM
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It screened last weekend to what I heard was a packed, engaged audience here in NYC. I couldn't make it, but I believe Curtis did, so we might get a review from him eventually.

Time-Bending Sci-Fi Thriller 'Record/Play' Makes This Year's Viewfinder List (Feature Treatment?)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 14, 2012 10:27 AM
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This is the first time I'm hearing of this Viewfinder List; but apparently, it's been printed since 2010.

Review - 'The Loving Story' (A Uniquely Personal, Poignant Reminder Of The USA's Racist Past)

  • By Courtney
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  • December 14, 2012 10:01 AM
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Directed by Nancy Buirski, The Loving Story centers on the real-life story of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple living in the state of Virginia where interracial coupling was illegal, and their struggles, including the US Supreme Court case named after them - Loving vs Virginia (1967), the landmark civil rights case in which the United States Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, declared Virginia's anti-miscegenation statute, unconstitutional, overturning existing laws and bringing an official end to all race-based restrictions on marriage in the United States.  

Watch 10-Minute Preview Of 'La Belle Vie: The Good Life' (On Haiti's Social Class System & More)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 13, 2012 8:46 PM
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A documentary that the filmmaker (Rachelle Salnave) says is 4 years in the making (and is still in the making), titled La Belle Vie: The Good Life, which follows the filmmaker's journey in discovering her Haitian roots, examining "the complexities of Haitian society," but also chronicling "her voyage to find hope in this nation on the brink of a new Haiti."

'Shorts Films And Influences w/ Akosua Adoma Owusu' This Sunday, 12/16 (NYC)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 13, 2012 7:59 PM
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We're fans of her work, and look forward to eventually watching her latest - the  Focus Features Africa First short project, Kwaku Ananse.

Preview 'Ayen's Cooking School for African Men' (Challenging Generations Of Tradition & Culture)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 13, 2012 7:23 PM
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The hilarious short story goes... In Sudan, it's taboo for a man to cook. As young Sudanese refugee, Alier puts it very plainly, “cooking, cleaning, washing the dishes, it’s the duty of your sister.” The women of Sudan don't allow their men into the kitchen because (amongst other reasons) they believe their penises might burn over the cooking fires.

Yvette Lee Bowser Tapped As Showrunner & Executive Producer Of 'The Soul Man'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 13, 2012 4:49 PM
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TV Land now officially announces that it ha picked up The Soul Man for a second season; plus, they've brought on Yvette Lee Bowser to take over as showrunner as well as executive producer of the series.

Watch Jamie Foxx Get Dirty & Cheeky In 2 New Clips From 'Django Unchained'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 13, 2012 3:49 PM
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No intro necessary; Sergio and I have both seen and reviewed Django Unchained - he loved it (read his review HERE); I didn't love it as much (read my review HERE).

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