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African Diaspora International Film Fest Monday 12/5 Highlight From Cuba - "The Other Francisco" ("El Otro Francisco")

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 5, 2011 1:33 PM
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Continuing on with the day-to-day happenings at the ongoing African Diaspora International Film Festival here in NYC...

Rejected By Sundance, Profile #1 - Watch Michael Fequiere's Short Film "Traum"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 5, 2011 11:00 AM
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Last week, after the Sundance festival committee announced its 2012 slate, I posted an entry requesting all those who submitted films to the festival, whose films were rejected, to email me and introduce themselves and their films, so that I can, at the very least, take a look at their work, and get to know the filmmakers. It's something I've done in previous years since this site's beginnings; and I'm glad to say that, unlike the last 2 years I made the request, this year, I received quite a lot of responses, thanks in part to the site's growth over the last 2 1/2 years, as well as raised awareness since joining the indieWIRE network earlier this year.

African Diaspora International Film Festival Sunday 12/4 Highlights From Tunisia, Cameroon, Brazil... What To See Today

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 4, 2011 12:58 PM
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Continuing on with the day-to-day happenings at the ongoing African Diaspora International Film Festival here in NYC...
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African Diaspora International Film Festival Friday 12/2 Highlights From Algeria, Haiti, UK... What To See Today

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  • December 2, 2011 11:17 AM
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Continuing on with the day-to-day happenings at the ongoing African Diaspora International Film Festival here in NYC...
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Sundance 2012 Black Cinema Discoveries #2 - Terence Nance's "An Oversimplification of Her Beauty"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 1, 2011 5:30 PM
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As promised... Sundance 2012 highlights that we haven't at all covered previously on Shadow And Act; if you haven't seen the the lineup that's been announced thus far, click HERE for the dramatic/doc competition titles, announced yesterday, and HERE for the Spotlight, Park City at Midnight, NEXT <=> and New Frontier programs, announced earlier today.

African Diaspora International Film Festival Thursday 12/1 Highlights... What To See Today

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  • December 1, 2011 10:38 AM
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Continuing on with the day-to-day happenings at the ongoing African Diaspora International Film Festival here in NYC.
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So... Sundance Didn't Select Your Film; We'd Like To Get To Know You. Introduce Yourself & Your Work

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 30, 2011 10:22 PM
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I did this each of the last 2 years, and I figured I'd make it an annual thing; especially as awareness of S&A continues to broaden. There were no takers when I posted this in 2010 and 2009, but maybe someone (or some people) will bite in 2011... or maybe not.

Sundance 2012 Black Cinema Discoveries #1 - "Beasts Of The Southern Wild"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 30, 2011 4:53 PM
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As promised... Sundance 2012 highlights that we haven't at all covered previously on Shadow And Act (if you haven't seen the full "in competition" selection list, unveiled minutes ago, click HERE to read that post in which you'll find titles we've written about quite a bit like Ava DuVernay's Middle Of Nowhere, Sam Pollard's documentary Slavey By Another Name, and Sheldon Candis' LUV in the mix).
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Sundance 2012 U.S. & World Cinema Dramatic & Documentary Competitions Lineup Announced! ("Middle Of Nowhere" & Others Make The Cut)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 30, 2011 4:04 PM
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Well... hot off the presses... directly from the festival's website... here you go; skimming the list, I see a few that we've covered on S&A, including at least 1 that was on my predictions list. I'll return with individual profiles later, especially for any that we haven't written about before:
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Sundance 2012 Predictions Continued... Sheldon Candis' "Learning Uncle Vincent" (Starring Common)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 30, 2011 12:23 PM
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So... my Sundance 2012 predictions list traveled quite a bit it seems, if the number of emails I received afterward alerting me to other potential *black films* that might get into the festival (a few even confirming with me that they were in, though I won't say which :))