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SXSW '12 Preview: Doc "Wildness" Portrait of Historic L.A. Bar of Latin/LGBT Immigrant Communities

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • March 7, 2012 8:48 PM
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Directed by L.A. performer and filmmaker Wu Tsang, the documentary Wildness will premiere this weekend at the SXSW Film Festival in Austin. Wildness revolves around the nightly performers and entertainment of Silver Bar in L.A., patronized by the Latin/LGBT communities since 1963. The 75-min doc screened at MOMA in NYC last month.

Watch Part 1 Of Philippe Niang's "Toussaint L'Ouverture" Film Starring Jimmy Jean-Louis Now!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 7, 2012 1:11 PM
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It's the non-subtitled version though, so only our French speakers will be able to fully appreciate it.
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Watch Now - Ashley Walters Talks "Top Boy" Controversy + Plans For "Top Boy 2"

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • March 6, 2012 8:57 PM
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As I said earlier today, there is nothing wrong with programs such as Channel 4's 2011 drama series Top Boy. I just think some black actors would appreciate greater opportunities to show their creative range, with more diverse subject matter. That being said, check out this interview with Top Boy star Ashley Walters, as he dishes on the criticism faced by the show, plans for a new chapter in the series, and future projects he has coming up.

MIFF '12 Preview: Short Film "Immune" (Composer Desperately Seeks Missing Piece of Music)

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • March 6, 2012 6:16 PM
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The 30-minute film, Immune, is premiering at the Miami International Film Festival, which began March 4th and will go on until March 11th. Immune, written and directed by Andrew Lathrop, revolves around a music composer who "risks a journey to find a missing piece of music."

See Jesse Williams In Trailer For Horror Film "The Cabin In The Woods"

  • By Sergio
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  • March 6, 2012 4:38 PM
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So here's the trailer for Joss Whedon's long awaited horror film The Cabin in the Woods with Jesse Williams and that Thor guy which was made for MGM three years and has been in the can bouncing around from studio to studio when MGM under under shortly after the film was completed.

Reel Soul on "Richard Pryor and Romantic Comedy"

  • By Monique
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  • March 5, 2012 2:02 PM
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From writer-director, Vaun Monroe and cultural critic, Lee Bey, I bring you the first installment of Reel Soul. I had the pleasure of participating alongside Mr. Monroe and Mr. Bey in last year’s Black Perspectives Panel hosted by The Chicago Int’l Film festival. The event opened my eyes to many things, including the need for more in depth conversations on film literacy and how we as artists and aficionados best serve that need (and want) through seeking out, consuming and applying what we learn of the business side and technical artistry of the industry.

First Full Trailer For "Men In Black 3" Arrives... Watch It Now!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 5, 2012 12:27 PM
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I don't think this needs much of an intro, so I won't bother. Here's the first full trailer for the next installment in the successful Men In Black franchise, Men In Black III, which will be in theaters this summer - Will Smith's first big screen appearance since 2008!

Trailer Watch For U.K. Short Film "Fifty Pence"

  • By Sergio
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  • March 4, 2012 9:24 AM
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Here's the trailer for the short film Fifty Pence which was made by one man bad London based filmmaker Eric Kolelas who wrote. produced, directors and also plays in the lead in. Kolelas made the film because, in his own words, he got "fed up of 'waiting' for agents/casting directors/production companies to give me work."

Watch Ving Rhames In The Trailer For "Piranha 3DD"

  • By Sergio
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  • March 2, 2012 4:20 PM
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To quote that old line, is that a gun in Ving Rhames' pocket or is he really happy to see me?

Trailer Watch For Indie Film Set In A Movie Theater "The Art Of Theatrical Ushery"

  • By Sergio
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  • March 2, 2012 2:24 PM
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I honestly can't think of another black film (indie or studio or otherwise) that's set in a movie theater, so this makes filmmaker Chris Banks' just-completed indie feature, The Art Of Theatrical Ushery, rather unique.