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Trailer For Carl Franklin's 'Bless Me Ultima' Surfaces + Release Playdates

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 12, 2012 12:27 PM
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A project we've been following since we first discovered in late 2010, finally gets a trailer, and release.

USA Theatrical Premiere Of 'The Loving Story' - December 10-16, 2012, At Maysles NYC

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 12, 2012 11:48 AM
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I almost forgot to mention this, especially as the film is NOW PLAYING in NYC, but for a very limited run - it'll be gone in a matter of 4 days. So, if you're at all interested, and you live in NYC, go see it!

Rejected By Sundance #2 - Short Films By Pierre M. Coleman

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 12, 2012 11:36 AM
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Recapping... Soon after the Sundance Institute announced its 2013 lineup of films, I posted an entry here asking black filmmakers who submitted films for Sundance consideration, but who were members of the many thousand whose films were rejected by the festival, to email me and introduce themselves and their projects, so that I can share here on S&A.

Acclaimed Nigerian Hit Drama 'Ijé' ('The Journey') Now Available In North America

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 12, 2012 11:14 AM
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The film, which stars one of Nigeria's most popular actresses - Genevieve Nnaji and Omotola Ekeinde, together in a film for the first time - was first released in Nigeria in 2010, to box office success.

Shepard Fairey-Designed Poster For 'Let Fury Have The Hour' (Chuck D, Edwidge Danticat, Van Jones, Others)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 12, 2012 11:02 AM
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A call to action, the short story goes... In the 1980s, a generation of artists used their creativity to respond to the reactionary politics that came to define the culture at the time. In director Antonino D Ambrosio's Let Fury Have The Hour, over 50 notable musicians, artists, and thinkers are brought together to trace a social history from the cynical heydays of Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher, to today, ultimately imparting a message of hope.

Scottie Pippen & Wife Are Joining The Reality TV Show Circuit... aka 'Big Pippen'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 12, 2012 10:36 AM
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From Left Right Productions, it'll be titled Big Pippen, says THR, and will revolve around Chicago power couple Larsa and Scottie Pippen.

Alfre Woodard, Denzel Washington Individually Recognized On SAG Awards Nominees List

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 12, 2012 10:22 AM
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Everything and the kitchen sink follow via press release below; Of course Denzel Washington is nominated for his Flight performance. But, as you'd guess, there are very few of "us" on this list.

More Than A Few Words (Maybe Too Many...) About 'Django Unchained'

  • By Sergio
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  • December 12, 2012 12:05 AM
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Oh boy here we go…

Overseas Markets Are Doing What The US Failed To Do For 'Guardians'

  • By Sergio
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  • December 11, 2012 10:41 PM
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As you may recall last week, I posted an item reporting that Dreamworks Animation's latest animated film Rise of the Guardians, directed by Peter Ramsey, looked like it was going to be a big loser for the studio domestically.

Exclusive: 'Django Unchained' Actress Daniele Watts, In Post On Whimsical Feature Doc 'Urgency'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 11, 2012 7:55 PM
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