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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 :))

ADIFF Day 5 Highlights

  • By Jasmin
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  • November 29, 2011 10:38 AM
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If you're in the New York area, we hope you're enjoying the African Diaspora Film Festival, which is screening 63 films at four different venues over the next few weeks.

ADIFF Video Exclusive: Veteran Brit Filmmaker Menelik Shabazz On State Of Black Cinema In UK, Black American Films In UK, More...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 28, 2011 12:30 PM
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Last week Wednesday, I had the pleasure of having a lengthy conversation with veteran black British filmmaker Menelik Shabazz (Burning an Illusion), who's in the US for the stateside premiere of his latest work (The Story Of Lover's Rock), at the African Diaspora Film Festival here in New York City. Our chat covered a variety of topics we've tackled here on S&A, including the black filmmaker's experience in the UK (he gets into several specifics, from funding, to production, distribution, exhibition and reception), the so-called talent drain as black UK actors and filmmakers leave the UK for supposed greener pastures in the USA, comparisons between the black filmmaker's experience in the UK versus the US, how black American films are received in the UK (notably Tyler Perry's), the prevalence of bootlegging of those black American films, "hood films" in the UK, up-and-coming black British filmmakers we should be aware of on this side of the pond, and more...

Doc "The Girls In The Band" Highlights Untold Stories Of Women Jazz Instrumentalists From 1930s To Today

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 25, 2011 11:15 AM
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"Only God can make a tree; only men can play jazz," said George Simon, the late American jazz composer and drummer.

Veteran Black British Filmmaker Menelik Shabazz On State Of Black Cinema In UK, Tyler Perry, His New Film, More...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 25, 2011 10:16 AM
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Earlier this week, meeting him for the very first time, I had a rather enlightening conversation with veteran black British filmmaker Menelik Shabazz (Burning an Illusion, The Story Of Lover's Rock) on the black filmmaker's experience in the UK.

And The Winners Of 2 All-Access Passes To The 2011 African Diaspora International Film Fest Are...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 25, 2011 9:11 AM
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Congrats to Neziah and Aundre who each won an all-access (worth $250) pass to the 2011 African Diaspora International Film Festival which kicks off its festivities this Friday, November 25th, right here in New York City.
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The Sundance Experience Coming To London Next Year

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • November 23, 2011 6:39 PM
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S&A readers living in Great Britain will get a chance to experience Sundance next year with the Sundance London Film And Music Festival.
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Giving Away 2 All-Access Passes (Worth $250 each) To 2011 African Diaspora International Film Fest. Deadline Is TONIGHT!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 22, 2011 12:36 PM
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The African Diaspora International Film Festival kicks off its 2011 festivities this Friday, November 25th, right here in New York City, and I'll be covering it.
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Highlighting The Caribbean Experience At The 2011 African Diaspora International Film Festival

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 22, 2011 11:51 AM
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The 2011 African Diaspora International Film Festival begins this Friday, November 25, and will run through December 13, in New York City.
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