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Color, Light, and Depth: The Visual Aesthetic of "Pariah" (An Interview w/ Cinematographer Bradford Young)

  • By Nijla Mumin
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  • December 28, 2011 7:35 PM
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Dee Rees’ Pariah opens today in select cities, and what promises to be a compelling narrative, also features one of the more evocative visual palettes in recent cinema.

Watch Episode 1 Of New Web Series "12 Steps To Recovery" (Healing A Broken Heart 1 Step At A Time)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 28, 2011 12:43 PM
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Back on the web series kick; recall I labeled 2011 the year of the black web series?
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2nd Round Of The Shadow & Act Digital Filmmaker Showcase Starts Today. Watch & Vote Now!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 27, 2011 2:37 PM
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After a six-month layoff, the Shadow and Act Digital Filmmaker Showcase is back with Round 2.
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"Pariah" Cast & Crew Discuss The Film, Their Individual Contributions, Representation, Upcoming Projects, More...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 27, 2011 1:57 PM
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If you've been reading this site over the last month or so, you would have already seen and read much of my coverage of the film's press day, including interviews with its cast and crew, spread out over several days, leading up to tomorrow's debut.

Watch: Lionel Cineas And Wendell Sisnett's Short Film "Young Girl"

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • December 27, 2011 9:00 AM
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Co-written by Lionel Cineas and Wendell Sisnett, and directed by Cineas, Young Girl-- "The story of a girl who tried to dance to her own cadence instead of following the beat and going to God for Patience"-- is the latest short film offering from Cineas Films.
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And It Continues... Watch "Sh*t Black GUYS Say" (Response To "Sh*t Black GIRLS Say" Viral Hit)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 23, 2011 1:06 PM
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You knew this was coming... 
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Watch: The Year In Black Cinema In 7 Minutes - A Shadow & Act Video Compilation

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 23, 2011 9:26 AM
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Reposting for those who may not have seen it yet... let's see if we can all help make it viral...
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Round 2 Of The Shadow & Act Digital Filmmaker Showcase Starts Today! Watch & Vote Now!

  • By Rodney C. Parnther
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  • December 23, 2011 9:22 AM
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After a six-month layoff, the Shadow and Act Digital Filmmaker Showcase is back with Round 2.

Looking Back On "J.T." And The Other Holiday Films Of Yesteryear

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • December 22, 2011 9:50 AM
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In the past decade or so, Hollywood has chucked out a few so-called holiday films, like Last Holiday and This Christmas.  And while those films may satisfy the holiday film appetite of some, I'm still a sucker for that old-school; those holiday films from a more simple time-- you know . . . the 70's, 80's, and 90's.  You're probably saying, "That wasn't that long ago."  But trust me when I tell you that they don't make them like they used to.  Take the 1969 TV movie J.T. for example . . .

Watch: Hip-Hop's Fading "Über-Masculine" Bent? Jump Off TV UK Discusses

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 21, 2011 1:04 PM
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Meanwhile... across the pond...
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