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Award-Winning Cuba-Set Jazz-Infused Animated Feature "Chico & Rita" Gets Stateside Theatrical Release Date

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 17, 2012 3:24 PM
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Last fall, GKIDS, a distributor of award winning animation for both adults and families, acquired US distribution rights to Chico & Rita, the critically-acclaimed animated feature from Academy Award-winning director Fernando Trueba (Belle Epoque) and renowned illustrator and designer Javier Mariscal - a film we first introduced you too way back in September 2010.

Spike Lee's "Oldboy" Start Moved Back + Casting Carousel Continues + Thoughts On Diversifying Cast

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 17, 2012 12:58 PM
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We've documented Spike Lee's casting troubles for his interpretation of fanboy/girl fave Oldboy, based on the original manga of the same name. 

Casting Notice For Ka'ramuu Kush's "And Then..." (3rd S&A Filmmaker Challenge Winning Script)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 17, 2012 11:30 AM
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As already announced in a post before the holidays last year, the winner of the 3rd Shadow And Act $3,000 Black Filmmaker Challenge is Ka'ramuu Kush for his screenplay entitled And Then...
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Guess "Red Tails'" Opening Weekend Box Office And Win $50 Amazon Gift Certificate

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 17, 2012 11:22 AM
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Well, Red Tails week is finally upon us, and thank goodness for that because, to be frank, I'm so over reading/hearing/talking about it, and the millions of reasons why it's important that we should all go see it, or not see it, etc, etc, etc.
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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.
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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:
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