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NVIBC 2012 Highlight - "Infiltrating Hollywood: The Rise and Fall of the Spook Who sat by the Door"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 7, 2012 11:32 AM
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One of the highlights of the upcoming New Voices In Black Cinema Festival which begins its 2nd annual run in Brooklyn, NYC next week Friday at BAM Cinemas, February 17th through the 20th, is University of California-Davis film professor, Christine Acham's documentary on the making of the Ivan Dixon-directed political firebrand of a film, The Spook Who Sat by the Door, adapted from Sam Greenlee's novel.

Exclusive: Director/Producer Alfons Adetuyi Talks "High Chicago" (PAFF Premiere) Plus Future Projects

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • February 6, 2012 11:58 PM
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In eager anticipation for his new film High Chicago, premiering stateside at the Pan African Film Festival this month, I had the pleasure of interviewing director and producer Alfons Adetuyi, who shared his inspiration for his first full length feature directorial effort. High Chicago tells the story of family man in a small Michigan town with big dreams, who literally takes a big gamble to fullfil them, and to ultimately provide for his family.

Join S&A For A Panel Discussion On Diversity In Film Criticism At The Pan African Film Fest Next Week

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 6, 2012 1:58 PM
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I won't arrive in Los Angeles for the festival until the 16th of this month, but thankfully the "genius bastard" himself, Mr Brandon Wilson (find him on Twitter HERE) who lives in Los Angeles, and who has covered events for S&A in LA in the past (you should have read all excellent his reviews of films at the UCLA LA Rebellion retrospective last fall) will be representing Shadow And Act in a panel discussion titled Diverisity In Film Criticism at the Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles exactly one week from today, February 13th, from 5:30pm to 7pm.

"Une Femme Pas Comme Les Autres (An Uncommon Woman)" To Screen At 15th Annual Festival Of Films In French (Feb. 3 + 11)

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • February 5, 2012 9:03 AM
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Director Abdoulaye Dao's Une Femme Pas Comme Les Autres (An Uncommon Woman) is a film that Tambay first told us about last summer.  You can see it this week when it's screened at the 15th Annual Festival of Films In French, being held at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
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SXSW 2012 Trailer: Doc "Bad Brains: Band in DC" (Influential & Significant American Punk/Reggae Band)

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • February 3, 2012 5:33 PM
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Making its world premiere at the SXSW Film Festival next month, the documentary Bad Brains: Bands in DC, about an underrated and influential American band that has played an ecclectic blend of punk and reggae for 30 years, is directed by Mandy Stein and Benjamen Logan.

SXSW 2012 Preview - "The Last Fall" Gets An Updated Trailer w/ New Footage

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 3, 2012 3:15 PM
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No big intro necessary for this one I'm sure; everyone should know about it by now, given how much we've covered it, including the filmmaker himself sharing his journey with us via the Filmmaker Diary Series.
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SXSW 2012 Preview: Doc "Uprising: Hip Hop & The LA Riots" Explores Hip Hop's Connection To Riots

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • February 2, 2012 7:00 PM
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The documentary feature Uprising: Hip Hop & The LA Riots, directed by Mark Ford and produced by Wesley Jones, is making its world premiere at the SXSW Film Festival next month. The film explores the influence of Hip Hop in the 80's and early 90's, which may have served as a catalyst, to the L.A. riots 20 years ago.

SXSW 2012 Preview - "Brooklyn Castle" (Bobby Fischer... In The Hood)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 2, 2012 6:01 PM
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Scheduled to make its world premiere at the 2012 SXSW Film Festival is Brooklyn Castle, director Katie Dellamaggiore's documentary, which focuses on an inner-city junior high school (I.S. 318), once deemed one of New York City's mediocre, where the vast majority of students are from homes living below the poverty level; but it also happens to currently be a school that has the best (the most wins) junior high school chess team in the country.

SXSW 2012 Preview - "The Announcement" (Nelson George Revisits Magic Johnson's Stunning 1991 HIV Reveal)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 2, 2012 1:52 PM
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A collaboration between NBA Entertainment (NBAE) and writer/director/author Nelson George... The Announcement will premiere at the 2012 SXSW Film Festival.

SXSW 2012 Preview - "Tchoupitoulas" (A Story Of The New Orleans Night)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 2, 2012 11:24 AM
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Directed by the Ross Brothers (Bill & Turner), Tchoupitoulas is...