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Tribeca 2012 Exclusive - One Sheet For "Booker's Place: A Mississippi Story"

  • By Courtney
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  • March 28, 2012 11:20 AM
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Acquired by Tribeca Film as announced on S&A last week, Booker's Place: A Mississippi Story - described as a intensely personal film about children struggling to understand their parents is also a heartbreaking portrait of the legacy of intolerance - will premiere at the upcoming Tribeca Film Festival next month in the Spotlight section.

SFIFF '12 Preview: Poor Family Struggles While Country Hosts World Cup in Doc "Meanwhile in Mamelodi"

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • March 27, 2012 9:45 PM
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The 55th San Francisco International Film Festival unveiled its lineup earlier today to reveal the following films profiled in S&A: 2011 SXSW Jury Award winner Gimme The Loot, the French comedy The Untouchables, The Double Steps (which I reviewed HERE), the Sheldon Candis drama LUV, the French/German drama Sleeping Sickness, and Andrea Arnold's Wuthering Heights.

2012 Images Of Black Women (IBW) Film Festival (April 13 Through 15) Unveils Lineup

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 27, 2012 1:40 PM
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For the full 2012 programme, click HERE.

Trailer: "Roadmap To Apartheid" Doc Explores Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Via South African Apartheid (Alice Walker Narrates)

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • March 23, 2012 7:42 PM
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Here's another documentary premiering at the Atlanta Film Festival this month...

Doc Trailer: Poor Brazilians Escape Slum Life By Joining The Circus in "Without A Net" (ATL Film Fest)

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • March 23, 2012 6:21 PM
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Premiering this month at the Atlanta Film Festival, the brazilian documentary Without A Net, helmed by Kelly J. Richardson follows a group of young men and women who, struggling to survive in the controlled drug slums of Rio de Janeiro, take their chances and prepare for the town's circus act.

Atlanta Film Festival 2012 Preview - "AKA Blondie" Examines The Life Of An Iconic Stripper

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • March 22, 2012 8:22 PM
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The 2012 Atlanta Film Festival gets underway tomorrow and we've already profiled a few of the festival selections such as The Last Fall, My Last Day Without You, Lucky, I Want My Name Back, The Invader and Welcome To Pinehill.  Another interesting film screening at the fest is the revealing documentary AKA Blondie, a film examining the life of middle-aged stripper, and an Atlanta icon,  Anita Rae Strange.

"Kinyarwanda" and "Phunny Business" To Be Shown at Roger Ebert's Ebertfest In April

  • By Sergio
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  • March 22, 2012 8:37 AM
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Two worthy films that we have covered extensively here on S & A, Alrick Brown's Rwanda set drama Kinyarwanda and the documenatry Phunny Business which chronicles Raymond Lambert's legendary Chicago black comedy club All Jokes Aside are two of the selections made by film critic Roger Ebert this year for his much anticipated annual film festival Ebertfest.

ND/NF 2012 Starts Today ("An Oversimplification Of Her Beauty," "Omar Killed Me," "Donoma," More On Schedule)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 20, 2012 10:08 PM
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Ahhh yes, it's that time of the year, when the early film festivals debut/premiere some of the films that we'll be talking about later on in the year.

S&A's SXSW 2012 Film Festival Recap

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 20, 2012 8:37 PM
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This was S&A’s first year at The SXSW Film Festival, so, as could be expected, there were a few hiccups here and there, but mostly logistical. However we (myself and Vanessa) got through it all unscathed; lessons learned for next year’s festival that will assist in planning for it when the time comes.

Terence Nance's "An Oversimplification of Her Beauty" Adds 3 More Cities to its Festival Schedule

  • By Jasmin
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  • March 19, 2012 5:11 PM
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An Oversimplification of Her Beauty, a film we've covered frequently on this site, has added three more cities to a screening schedule that already includes Sundance London and New Directors/New Films in New York.