Shadow and Act

Watch Cedric Ido's Black Samurai Adventure Short Film "Hasaki Ya Suda" Now Before It Disappears

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 16, 2012 11:18 PM
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Now you can watch French/Burkinabe filmmaker Cedric Ido's 25-minute award-winning short film titled Hasaki Ya Suda - a short that helped get him into the 2011 Berlinale Talent Campus, as well as a slot amongst the fourth class of Focus Features' Africa First filmmaker program.

Which Of These 5 Film Projects Based On Martin Luther King Jr's Life Will We See First? What's Holding Them Up?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 16, 2012 10:15 AM
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On this Martin Luther King Jr day, January 16th 2012...

Director's Spotlight: Joe Doughrity Sheds Some Light And Love On Detroit With "Cornerstore"

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • January 13, 2012 5:58 PM
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If you've been reading S&A for awhile now, you've probably noticed one name that pops up often here...Joe Doughrity.  His 2007 short film Akira's Hip Hop Shop, starring James Kyson Lee and Emayatzy Corinealdi, is a favorite by many along with Celeste Bright, a popular web series in which he directed some of the episodes.  Cornerstore, his latest production, is a comedy that's garnering much fanfare since its debut at the Pan African Film Festival last year and has been profiled a few times on S&A. 

Trailer Watch For "Narcocorrido" With Nicki Michaeux

  • By Sergio
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  • January 12, 2012 5:56 PM
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Just from this brief trailer alone, this looks like it's going to be a riveting film.
More: Shorts

Doc Series Asks What It Means To Be Black & Latino In The US (Featuring Laz Alonso, Tatyana Ali, Soledad O'Brien, Others)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 12, 2012 5:14 PM
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Throw this into that age-old, ongoing discussion we've been having on S&A on the black Latino experience; posts on the subject always tend to get quite, shall we say, *involved.* 
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But Does Anyone REALLY Want To See "Red Tails"?

  • By Sergio
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  • January 12, 2012 2:59 PM
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So this morning a friend of mine forwards me this e-mail that's been going around:
More: Rant

Short Shout - Watch "Soap" ("Watermelon Man" In Reverse)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 12, 2012 2:10 PM
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A short shout today from a filmmaker who calls himself simply Praheme - a graduate of Howard University and Florida State Film School where he got his MFA.

2nd Round Of The Shadow & Act Digital Filmmaker Showcase Underway. Deadline Close! Watch & Vote Now!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 12, 2012 11:04 AM
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Round 2 will end on January 15, 2012 and a winner will be announced shortly thereafter. So be sure to record your votes soon.
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Vote For Your 10 Favorite Focus Features Films ("Talk To Me" Made The Cut)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 11, 2012 10:38 AM
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Help us celebrate 10 years of bringing the world award-winning, original and daring entertainment. Vote for your 10 favorite Focus films below.

George Lucas Talks "Red Tails," Describes It As "Patriotic, Old-Fashioned, Corny... For Teenage Boys"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 10, 2012 2:18 PM
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An 8-minute conversation here with George Lucas on The Daily Show with John Stewart, in which he talks about, what else, Red Tails, the struggles he had in getting the film made (it took him 23 years to get it to theaters), Hollywood's less than lovable *habits* (especially when it comes to stories centered around the lives of non-whites) and more.
More: Watch Now