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French Immigrant Parable "The Invader" To Screen At Palm Springs International Fest + New Footage

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 16, 2011 1:48 PM
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This is one film that I'm really curious about and hope to see sooner than later. Despite S&A reader reactions to it when I first profiled the film (mostly negative if I recall correctly), I'm intrigued by the subject matter, and the fact that reactions from from those I know who have seen it have been quite polarizing makes it even more enticing. I love it when a film divides passionate audiences.

Slamdance 2012 Preview - "I Want My Name Back" Looks At Origins, Trials & Tribulations Of Original Sugarhill Gang

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 15, 2011 12:37 PM
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The 18th Slamdance Film Festival, which runs from Jan. 20-26 in Park City, Utah, will showcase 18 feature length films - 10 narrative films and 8 documentaries - culled from 5,000 submission, from first-time directors in its feature competition programs.

2012 Sundance Film Fest Selects "Daughters Of The Dust" For "From The Collection" Special Screening + Julie Dash To Be Present

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 14, 2011 9:07 PM
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Yet another reason to attend Sundance 2012, if already announced lineup of films didn't push you over the fence... another honor for Julie Dash's seminal film; plus she's expected to be there in person to introduce it and participate in a discussion afterward.

Slamdance 2012 Preview - Meditative Docu-Drama "Welcome to Pine Hill"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 14, 2011 3:19 PM
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Scrubbing through the list of titles that came with this morning's announcement of the Slamdance 2012 lineup as promised, I came across this... a feature film titled Welcome To Pine Hill, made in collaboration with the Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective, a group which writer/director Keith Miller (a name I wasn't familiar with before today) belongs.

Slamdance Film Festival Announced 2012 Competition Lineup

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 14, 2011 11:29 AM
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Sundance's little brother, the Slamdance Film Festival, announced its 2012 competition lineup this morning. I'll be going through the list to see if there are any films to highlight here on S&A.
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More PAFF Exclusives: Premieres Of "On the 7th Day," "The Under Shepherd," "We The Party" & More...!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 13, 2011 5:41 PM
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The Pan African Film Festival folks are in a generous mood today... and since we're always ready to receive, here's a little more exclusive exciting news to share with regards to the festival's 2012 event in February.
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Exclusive! "Think Like A Man" Will Premiere At PAFF + Meagan Good, David Oyelowo To Receive Rising Star Honors + More...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 13, 2011 2:53 PM
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I just learned directly from The Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) in Los Angeles that Think Like a Man, the film adaptation of Steve Harvey's best-selling book (directed by Tim Story and produced by Rainforest Films), will officially kick off its 20th anniversary next year.
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Sundance 2012 - "The Ambassador" (When A White European Buys A Title That Turns Him Into An African Diplomat)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 13, 2011 12:10 PM
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This looks like something Michael Moore might do if he was more daring, and dabbled in international politics - specifically African diplomacy. And I'm sure it'll likely offend some, but hopefully, simultaneously informs and educates... hopefully.

African Diaspora International Film Festival 2011 Event: Monetizing Independent Cinema (Saturday, 12/10, NYC)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 9, 2011 4:55 PM
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Here's the gist of it...
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Octavia Spencer To Be Honored at Palm Springs Film Fest with Breakthrough Performance Award

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • December 7, 2011 5:41 PM
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The 2012 Palm Springs International Film Festival, which runs January 5-16th , annouced earlier today that Octavia Spencer will be the recipient of the Breakthrough Performance Award at the Black Tie awards gala on Saturday, January 7 in the desert resort town east of Los Angeles. At the event, which will serve as an opportunity for awards campaigning, Spencer will join previous honorees George Clooney, Glenn Close, Michelle Williams and Michel Hazanavicius. In the past, the Breakthrough Performance honor has been awarded to the likes of Carey Mulligan, Marion Cotillard and Mariah Carey.