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Anthony Mackie And Dee Rees Announced As Sundance Film Festival Jury Members

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • January 10, 2012 3:33 PM
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It's only a few weeks away before this year's Sundance Film Festival kicks off and it's just been announced actress Parker Posey will be hosting this year's awards ceremony on January 28.  Jury members were also revealed and Anthony Mackie along with director Dee Rees made the list among others.

Saul Williams, Aissa Maiga Drama "Aujourd'hui" Will Make Its World Premiere At Berlinale In February

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 9, 2012 3:20 PM
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An update on a new project I profiled last month...
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Trailer For "Dimanche à Brazzaville" ("Sunday In Brazzaville") - Pink Suits, Hip Hop & Catch In One Crazy Congo Weekend

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 5, 2012 3:45 PM
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In watching this teaser trailer for a new documentary titled Dimanche à Brazzaville (or Sunday In Brazzaville for English Speakers) I immediately thought of the "Swenkas" - the South African Zulu men who call themselves "Swenkas" and compete for cash and prizes in an event that's part fashion show, part choreography, and part moral code.

Drag Ball Musical Featuring Work Of Creative Team Behind Beyonce's Music/Videos To Screen At Berlin Fest

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 3, 2012 12:06 PM
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Also screening at the Berlin Film Festival next month is director Sheldon Larry's indie musical feature Leave It on the Floor, which tells the story of Brad (Ephraim Sykes), a brooding twenty-something who leaves his dysfunctional single mom, Deondra (Metra Dee), to strike out on his own in a bigger city.
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Cheryl Dunye's Next Project: A Raunchy Rom-Com Titled "Mommy Is Coming" Debuting At Berlin Film Fest In February

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 3, 2012 10:53 AM
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Her last project, The OWLs (Older Wiser Lesbians) now on home video, Cheryl Dunye is already done with her next feature, a romantic comedy titled Mommy Is Coming, which, as I learned this morning, will make its debut at the 2012 Berlin Film Festival in the Panorama section next month (February).

Sundance 2012 - Meet The Artists: Sheldon Candis Talks His Feature Debut "LUV"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 2, 2012 9:29 AM
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Sheldon Candis' feature film debut, LUV, which stars Common and Michael Rainey Jr, will make its debut at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, in the dramatic competition section, and it's on my short list of films to see while I'm there, starting in less than 3 weeks.

Sundance 2012 - Meet The Artists: Sam Pollard Talks His Documentary "Slavery By Another Name"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 31, 2011 12:46 PM
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Long-time Spike Lee editor (as well as director and producer in his own right) Sam Pollard's feature documentary for PBS, titled Slavery By Another Name, will make its debut at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, in the documentary competition section, and it's on my short list of films to see while I'm there, starting in about 3 weeks.

AFFRM Founding Member Langston Hughes African American Film Festival Call For 2012 Entries

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 29, 2011 11:49 AM
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Everything you need to know follows below (Good luck to all!!):
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"The Loving Story" (On Landmark Civil Rights Case That Overturned Interracial Marriage Ban) To Debut On HBO In Feb 2012

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 28, 2011 1:34 PM
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The film's website says that it'll make its TV debut on HBO during Black History Month next year (2012) on Valentine's Day. 

2012 International Black Women's Film Festival Wants Your Films (Call For Submissions)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 28, 2011 11:37 AM
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The basics are on the image above; for the longer, all-inclusive version, go to the festival's website HERE.
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