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Work-In-Progress Screening Of "Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth" At BFI London Lesbian & Gay Film Fest

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 10, 2012 11:00 AM
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Updates on a project we've been following for about a year now since its IndieGoGo campaign was posted here... award-winning British filmmaker, Pratibha Parmar's documentary feature film by about writer and activist Alice Walker, titled Alice Walker: Beauty In Truth.

SXSW 2012 Trailer - "Uprising: Hip Hop & The LA Riots"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 10, 2012 8:30 AM
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Here's the trailer for the documentary feature Uprising: Hip Hop & The LA Riots, directed by Mark Ford and produced by Wesley Jones, which is making its world premiere at the SXSW Film Festival currently underway in Austin, TX where I am.

SFIFF 2012 Preview - "The Waiting Room" (Real Life Trials Of One Hospital Emergency Room)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 8, 2012 12:19 PM
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I say screw the abundance of fictional hospital-set medical dramas and see this documentary feature instead which has all the drama served up non-scripted style. 

TFF 2012 Preview - "Stones in the Sun" (3 Hatian Refugees Struggle To Start New Lives In The USA)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 8, 2012 11:02 AM
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Continuing pre-festival coverage of the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival which doesn't get underway until April... here's another title of note.

SXSW '12 Preview: Doc "Wildness" Portrait of Historic L.A. Bar of Latin/LGBT Immigrant Communities

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • March 7, 2012 8:48 PM
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Directed by L.A. performer and filmmaker Wu Tsang, the documentary Wildness will premiere this weekend at the SXSW Film Festival in Austin. Wildness revolves around the nightly performers and entertainment of Silver Bar in L.A., patronized by the Latin/LGBT communities since 1963. The 75-min doc screened at MOMA in NYC last month.

TFF 2012 Preview - "War Witch" (Rebels, Pregnant Child Soldiers & Mysticism In The Congo)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 7, 2012 2:34 PM
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Timely, as one short documentary that spreads the word about Ugandan Lord's Resistance Army leader Joseph Kony and his burtal child soldiers campaign goes viral today...

Sundance London Unveils Lineup For Inaugural Event ("An Oversimplification of Her Beauty" Makes Cut)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 7, 2012 9:57 AM
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We already told you this was coming, so you folks in the UK get ready to check out some films we've written about and recommend like 2 Days In New York, Filly Brown, LUV, An Oversimplification Of Her Beauty, and Under African Skies.

Jesse Owens Doc World Premiere Will Open Full Frame 2012 + Tribute Honoring Stanley Nelson

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 6, 2012 9:06 PM
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Announced earlier today... The opening night film of the 2012 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival on Thursday April 12th will be the World Premiere of Laurens Grant’s Jesse Owens, which was produced and written by 2012 Full Frame Tribute honoree Stanley Nelson.

MIFF '12 Preview: Short Film "Immune" (Composer Desperately Seeks Missing Piece of Music)

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • March 6, 2012 6:16 PM
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The 30-minute film, Immune, is premiering at the Miami International Film Festival, which began March 4th and will go on until March 11th. Immune, written and directed by Andrew Lathrop, revolves around a music composer who "risks a journey to find a missing piece of music."

MIFF '12 Preview: Coming of Age Drama Set In Florida Panhandle "Born & Raised"

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • March 6, 2012 5:53 PM
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Premiering at the Miami International Film Festival, which runs from March 4th until March 11th this month, Born and Raised is a coming-of-age drama about a teenager in the Florida panhandle who begins considering venturing out of his small town to escape his interpersonal conflicts.