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VIDEO: Does ANTHONY MACKIE Read Shadow And Act? Take A Guess...

by Monique
October 18, 2011 4:24 AM
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(Photo credit: Noma)

Saturday Night The Chicago Int'l Film Festival's Black Perspective Program honored Actor Anthony Mackie with an Artistic Achievement Award. I was there to cover the event along with new S&A team members, Siobhan Leonard and Natalia Salazar (featured below). During our red carpet Q&A with Anthony, Natalia asked if he reads Shadow and Act...I can't say that I wasn't more than enthusiastic when he answered...you can hear me whooping in the background. I know, I'm all class! Check out some candids from the event and watch the full Q&A below...

CIFF - Black Perspectives Tribute with Anthony Mackie Interview from Siobhan Leonard on Vimeo.


Later at the after party, I spoke with Anthony [Mackie] about Shadow and Act. I thanked him for reading our blog and that I hope he will continue to do so; I also said that we look forward to covering his career in a positive way...he chuckled at that comment and I smiled. Overall, my impression of Anthony is that he is a very personable, polite, extremely funny and talented man. He was very approachable and took the time to pose for photos and speak with everyone that came over to him at the party. I had been impressed with his work before meeting him but now I can say I am impressed with him as a man. Stay tuned for my piece on the tribute itself, which was very entertaining and opened my eyes to things that I never knew about him before. In the meantime check out some photos I took from the Red Carpet...


Anthony answers questions from reporters about "the state of black film"


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S&A correspondents Siobhan Leonard & Natalia Salazar

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10 Comments

  • Miki Leonard | October 20, 2011 2:04 AMReply

    Mackie is tres talented as are the lovely Siobhan Leonard and Natalia Salazar!
    This is a shout out from Michigan.

  • Sharon Gee | October 19, 2011 5:33 AMReply

    I was there at the ciff tribute and Anthony had us rolling in the audience! He was so hilarious I was crying...especially at the part about Sam Jackson being black Jesus! I uploaded a video on youtube to share with my friends. Pardon my laughing in the background...I took it wideo an i-pod and that little thing can pick-up a rats sneeze!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOBWZdq96kk

  • keepingitreal | October 19, 2011 1:14 AMReply

    I love this dude!!!!

  • Isistheblogger | October 18, 2011 12:09 PMReply

    Can I be an LA correspondent? No, seriously. lol

  • Questions & Answers?!?!! | October 18, 2011 10:03 AMReply

    Thanks Monique

  • other song | October 18, 2011 5:46 AMReply

    lol. Mackie is a funny dude.

  • Rodney | October 18, 2011 5:34 AMReply

    Y'all need to "out" more celebrity readers of S&A. They're definitely out there.

    I also know for a fact there are some industry suits that visit from time to time.

  • Monique | October 18, 2011 5:17 AMReply

    @Questions & Answers,

    Send me an email, you can find my information under 'Contact'

  • Questions & Answers?!?!! | October 18, 2011 5:03 AMReply

    How does one become a S&A team member?

  • Vanessa Martinez | October 18, 2011 4:46 AMReply

    Monique, Siobhan and Natalia, you guys ROCK!

    I'm a lil' jealous of Natalia ;-)

    great stuff! *cheers*

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