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NVBC Festival 2012 Preview - Magical Realist Drama "Let's Stay Together" + Video Interview With Director

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 14, 2012 9:45 AM
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Another highlight from the upcoming New Voices In Black Cinema Film Festival (NVBC) in Brooklyn, NY, is Let's Stay Together, directed by Joshua Bee Alafia - a work-in-progress screening the filmmaker describes as a work of magical realism. 

Exclusive! Neema Barnette Talks "On The 7th Day" Re-Writes, Casting Nicole Beharie + New Film on Boy Reincarnated as Dalai Lama

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • February 13, 2012 4:40 PM
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Writer/director Neema Barnette’s enthusiasm for her latest directorial effort Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the Seventh Day was evident in our very candid and lively interview. On The Seventh Day, premiering at the Pan African Film Festival this month as the closing night film, will hit theaters this upcoming April 13th.

Today At The Pan African Film Festival: Join S&A For A Panel Discussion On Diversity In Film Criticism

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 13, 2012 2:13 PM
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A reminder for later on today for those of you in LA...
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Help Matthew Cherry And "The Last Fall" Get To SXSW (Fundraising)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 9, 2012 5:39 PM
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As you probably already know by now, Matthew Cherry's feature film debut The Last Fall will make its worldwide debut at the SXSW Film Festival next month.

Berlin 2012 Preview - Moroccan Heist Drama "Death For Sale"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 9, 2012 3:06 PM
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Titled Death For Sale, this Moroccan drama premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival last fall, and will next screen at the Berlin International Film Festival which gets underway this week in that city; and how I wish I was there ot cover it. Next year :)

Filmmaker Tanya Wright Speaks To S&A About Her Feature Film Directorial Debut "Butterfly Rising", Screening This Week At Oxford Film + Music Festivals

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • February 9, 2012 9:10 AM
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She's had the fortune of starring in some of some of TV's biggest hits, like 24, E.R., NYPD Blue, and most recently, True Blood.  And if that's not enough, she even got to play Theo Huxtable's girlfriend on a couple episodes of The Cosby Show.  This week I had the pleasure of speaking to actress Tanya Wright, who's now in the spotlight as the writer, director, producer, and star of her debut feature film Butterfly Rising.
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Exclusive: Jimmy Jean-Louis Talks "Toussaint L'Ouverture" Role and Film (PAFF Premiere)

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • February 8, 2012 6:56 PM
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Casting Jimmy Jean-Louis in the lead role of the Haitian revolutionist was a no-brainer to the producers of the French 2, two-part film Toussaint L'Ouverture. Born in Haiti to a poor family, and moving to France at the age of twelve, Jean-Louis ambition and talent persevered amidst struggling to find work as an artist in the streets of Paris. A fluent multi-linguist in French, Creole, English and Spanish, Jean-Louis is the Founder and President of Hollywood Unites for Haiti, a charitable non-profit organization dedicated to the aid of the citizens in Haiti (visit www.hufh.org for contribution info).

Warrington Hudlin, Dr. Ed Guerrero & More Join List of Participants for NVBC Fest 2012

  • By Jasmin
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  • February 8, 2012 5:54 PM
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Producer and DV Republic founder Warrington Hudlin and film historian Ed Guerrero have joined the group of noted voices from film and entertainment slated to moderate in-depth filmmaker Q&A's at this year's New Voices in Black Cinema Festival. The Festival takes place at BAM Rose Cinemas and other locations in Brooklyn, NY, February 16 - 20.

NVIBC 2012 - Watch Aunjanue Ellis In Clip From "The Tested" + Director Russell Costanzo On The Film

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 8, 2012 2:14 PM
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Another highlight from the upcoming New Voices In Black Cinema Film Festival (which runs from February 17th through the 20th at BAM Cinemas in Brooklyn, NY) is a searing drama titled The Tested, a film we've covered quite a bit here on S&A over the last couple of years.

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.