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SXSW 2012 Preview - "Gimme The Loot" (Graffiti, Revenge, Heists, New York City...)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 2, 2012 11:00 AM
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Picking up where I left off last night with higlights from the SXSW 2012 lineup which was unveiled yesterday...

Pan African Film Festival Announces Films In 2012 Competition ("Toussaint L’Ouverture, "Chico & Rita" Make The Cut)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 2, 2012 10:38 AM
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For the last month or two, we've been profiling films scheduled to screen at the festival, so you're already privy to some of the highlights; more profiles to come leading up to the festival which begins next week, the 9th. The festival has finally released its full official lineup which I've embedded below, so check it out.

SXSW 2012 Preview - First Look At Gabrielle Union And Cast In Indie Couples Dramedy "In Our Nature"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 1, 2012 6:01 PM
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The last time Gabrielle Union was in a theatrically released movie was in 2008's Cadillac Records, although it feels like it's been longer than 3+ years.
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SXSW 2012 Preview - Ya'Ke Smith's Molestation Drama "Wolf"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 1, 2012 3:48 PM
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And here's the first of what'll likely be a few profiles/previews...
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"The Last Fall," "Dreams Of A Life," "21 Jump Street" Make SXSW 2012 Lineup

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 1, 2012 3:24 PM
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And the beat goes on... another month, another festival for S&A to cover :)
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Teaser Trailer For Ensemble Brazilian Drama "Let's Make a Toast" ("Vamos Fazer um Brinde")

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 30, 2012 9:37 PM
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The short story goes... On New Year's Eve six friends reunite to celebrate the new year; As the night progresses, the revelry soon gives in to long-seated conflicts as well as joys and hopes for a better future.

Trailer Watch: "DAR HE: The Lynching of Emmett Till," Premiering at PAFF Next Month

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • January 30, 2012 7:09 PM
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"Venus Noire" ("Black Venus" - Controversial Hottentot Venus Film) Will Screen At Pan African Film Fest

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 30, 2012 5:40 PM
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It's been over a year since I saw Venus Noire (Black Venus) at the New York Film Festival in the fall of 2010, and it never received a stateside release; actually I'm not sure it got much of a release outside of the international film festival circuit and a few European territories.

"Yelling To The Sky" Will Screen At The Pan African Film Festival In Los Angeles

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 30, 2012 4:55 PM
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Thsoe of you in the Los Angeles area... if you haven't seen Victoria Mahoney's impressive and, dare I say, *controversial* (given some of the reactions to it I read as it toured the film festival circuit) feature film debut, Yelling To The Sky, you will have an opportunity to do so when it screens (twice) at the upcoming Pan African Film Festival which starts next week!

Sundance Film Festival 2012 Shadow & Act Recap/Wrap-up

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 30, 2012 12:16 PM
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Just in case you missed my coverage of *black films* that screened at the 2012 edition of the Sundance Film Festival, follow the links below (note: I didn't get to see every film on my list, most notably Sheldon Candis' LUV, due to scheduling conflicts and other problems; but I got the majority of them):