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Sundance 2012 - Watch Trailer For "Fishing Without Nets" (Film About Somali Pirates Told From The Perspective Of The Pirates)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 7, 2011 11:55 AM
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What happened to all those "Somali pirate" movies that were announced when Somali pirate stories were seemingly all the rage 2 years ago, in what I thought would likely be the beginning of a deluge of pirate movies, all fashioned after the recent stories the media fell in love with, but failed to properly vet.

Sundance 2012 - Promo Clip For Sam Pollard's "Slavery By Another Name," Some Still Images & Poster

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 6, 2011 8:00 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.

Sundance 2012 - Watch Dystopian "Robots Of Brixton" From The Short Film Program

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 6, 2011 5:01 PM
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Looking over the Sundance 2012 Short Film Program announced earlier today, I came across this one...

A Black Film Festival Undressed - A Conversation w/ African Diaspora International Film Fest Co-Founder Diarah N'daw-Spech

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 6, 2011 3:45 PM
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Another new content feature I've long intended to incorporate into the site are profiles of black film festivals and the people at the top who run them. I think it's crucial that we get to know these men and women behind these yearly events, who invest quite a lot of time, energy, and other resources into putting their individual celebrations of black cinema together. Given how long I've been writing about black cinema on the web, I've noticed that we (as audience members, filmmakers and writers) can be rather quick to criticize black film festivals and those who run them, without really, fully understanding what happens behind the curtain, so to speak. And I say it's time to demystify some of that process, and get inside the heads of the folks who manage these sometimes mammoth annual events. 

First-Look At Common In Sundance 2012 Entry "LUV" + New Images From Ava DuVernay's "Middle Of Nowhere"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 6, 2011 3:05 PM
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More publicity materials from films scheduled to make their debuts at Sundance 2012 next month; both I've already profiled.
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African Diaspora Film Fest Review - "The Story Of Lovers Rock" Educates And Inspires

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 6, 2011 10:25 AM
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I'll be posting some quickie reviews of films screening at the ongoing African Diaspora Film Festival here in New York City... starting with Menelik Shabazz's The Story Of Lovers Rock, which opened the festival, but is also currently on a 1-week run at Quad Cinemas in lower Manhattan, though I believe this is its last week, so see it if/while you can. You may not get another opportunity for sometime.

2011 Bahamas Int'l Film Fest Winners (Tall Tale of An Accidental Tourist, Better Mus' Come, Restless City, Amos)

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • December 5, 2011 8:38 PM
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The 8th Annual Bahamas International Film Festival announced its winners last night at a ceremony held at the Atlantis Resort in Paradise Island. As I mentioned in my previous post today, Zoe Kravitz was in attendance to accept the Rising Star Award.

Zoe Kravitz Honored with Rising Star Award at 2011 Bahamas International Film Festival

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • December 5, 2011 6:26 PM
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Actress Zoe Kravitz was in attendance at this year's Bahamas International Film Festival in Paradise Island, which just wrapped yesterday Sunday, to receive the Rising Star Award.

"2 Days In New York" (Co-Starring Chris Rock) & Ice-T's "The Art of Rap" Documentary Will Also Debut At Sundance 2012

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 5, 2011 4:51 PM
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Continuing with its 2012 lineup of films, the Sundance Film Festival announced its Premieres (a showcase of some of the most highly anticipated dramatic films of the coming year from new and established directors) and Documentary Premieres (highlighting the growing impact and popularity of documentaries in our world today) this afternoon.
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Short Film "Brotherly Love" To Premiere At NewFilmmakers LA In Dec.

  • By Sergio
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  • December 5, 2011 4:07 PM
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We profiled this new short film Brotherly Love, written, directed and co-starring Choice Skinner (who's a devoted reader of S & A) last summer, and the reaction from readers for the trailer was tremendous.
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