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Video: Reel Soul on "Blaxploitation"

  • By Monique
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  • March 16, 2012 9:29 AM
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“We must rid ourselves of the habit, now that we are in the thick of the fight, of minimizing the actions of our fathers or of feigning incomprehension when considering their silence and passivity.  They fought as well as they could, with the arms they possessed then.”

Photos, Memories, & More in Celebration of "Love Jones" 15th Anniversary

  • By Jasmin
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  • March 14, 2012 5:54 PM
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A few weeks ago, New York's New Voices in Black Cinema Festival presented a special screening of Theodore Witcher's 1997 cult classic film love jones, where Witcher and co-star Lisa Nicole Carson attended and gave insights into the making of the film. Beyond the pleasure of seeing the movie back on the big screen 15 years later, what was truly evident was the impact it had on a generation of moviegoers who would continue to crave black romance films afterwards.

But Does Anyone REALLY Want To See A Movie About Barbara Jordan?

  • By Sergio
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  • March 12, 2012 2:15 PM
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Here I go again!. Being the obnoxious, repulsive bad boy that you love to hate,  I have to confess that when word came out that a bio-pic about Barbara Jordan was being developed with Viola Davis in the lead, I had to let out a yawn and rolled my eyes. 

From A Token To A Threat: Notes For A Revolution In African-American Filmmaking (Part One)

  • By Andre Seewood
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  • March 12, 2012 11:55 AM
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The occasion of screening Christine Acham and Clifford Ward’s engrossing documentary, INFILTRATING HOLLYWOOD: The Rise and Fall of The Spook Who Sat by the Door (2010), revealed the United States government’s deliberate censorship campaign against an African-American film from its production through to its exhibition. THE SPOOK WHO SAT BY THE DOOR (1973) is a film adaptation of Sam Greenlee’s powerful and revolutionary book, published in 1969, that was directed by actor Ivan Dixon (1931-2008) from a screenplay by Sam Greenlee and Melvin Clay.

UK-Based Writer/Director Anthony Abuah Tells His Story; What's Yours?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 8, 2012 11:43 AM
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And The Winner Of Round 3 Of The Inaugural Shadow & Act Digital Filmmaker Showcase Is...?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 7, 2012 1:25 PM
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Films About African Americans In Africa (Things That Make You Go Hmm...)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 7, 2012 10:41 AM
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The Black Folk Don't... web series we featured here on S&A got me thinking... one of the episodes was titled Black Folk Don't Travel; watch it below first, and continue reading underneath.

Watch Now: Clint Dyer In Engrossing Racial Drama "Sus"

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • March 6, 2012 8:28 PM
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Sus is an engrossing racial drama we've profiled a number of times here on S&A.  In fact, you can read a review by Tambay HERE.  It screened at several film festivals last year including the Pan African Film Festival and New Voices In Black Cinema Festival.  Now, you finally get to see it for yourself thanks to Hulu.

Exclusive - Program Director Kisha Cameron-Dingle Talks Focus Features Africa First Initiative + More...

  • By Nijla Mumin
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  • March 5, 2012 12:00 PM
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“When you see these films, you’re like, that’s different. Because it’s not that same image of the continent, but that’s also what’s great about it,” says Kisha Cameron-Dingle, of Focus Features Africa First Program.
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Watch Now: Destiny Ekaragha's Award-Winning Comedic Short "Tight Jeans"

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • March 3, 2012 4:35 PM
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Thanks to a comment left by S&A follower ScreenNation, I was reminded of  emerging British filmmaker Destiny Ekaragha and after some quick research, discovered her acclaimed short film Tight Jeans is now available online.