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Sam Greenlee's Advise To Black Filmmakers: "If You Want To Be A Rich Ho, Move To Hollywood"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 7, 2012 11:40 AM
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Long time readers of S&A will already be familiar with the below video clip of a very frank Sam Greenlee (The Spook Who Sat By The Door) dishing on the state of what we call "black cinema".

Trailer For Documentary "RasTa: A Soul's Journey" with Bob Marley's Granddaughter

  • By Sergio
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  • February 6, 2012 8:15 PM
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Following right up on the heels on the news about the long awaited Bob Marley documentary being picked up by Magnolia comes this new documentary RasTa: A Soul's Journey which features Marley's granddaughter Donisha Prendergast.

Watch: NYC "Soul Train" Flash Mob Tribute To Don Cornelius...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 5, 2012 11:19 AM
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Ahhh... gotta love my city :)
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Angela Bassett Talks About Her Character In "This Means War" (Yes, She's In It)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 4, 2012 11:12 AM
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I'm not sure how many of you know that the upcoming spy/romance flick This Means War (which stars Chris Pine, Tom Hardy and Reese Witherspoon) was actually produced by Will Smith and his Overbrook Entertainment production company; AND that Angela Bassett has a supporting role in it as well.

SXSW 2012 Trailer: "Charles Bradley: Soul of America" (Soul Singer Achieves Success at 62 Yrs Old)

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • February 2, 2012 6:24 PM
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Also screening at the SXSW Film Festival next month, the documentary feature Charles Bradley: Soul of America, directed by Poull Brien and produced by Alexander Brough, revolves around the peculiar and remarkable rise to stardom of aspiring Soul singer Charles Bradley at the age of 62, whose album became Rolling Stone Magazine's Top 50 in 2011.

SXSW 2012: Watch Trailer For Doc "Bay of All Saints" (Poor Brazilians Living in Water Slums Over The Bay)

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • February 2, 2012 6:00 PM
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In the documentary competition this March at the SXSW Film Festival, Bay of All Saints, about impoverished Brazilians living in water slums and struggling to keep their homes against government efforts to reclaim the bay, is directed and phographed by Annie Eastman and produced by Davis Coombe and Diane Markrow.

Trailer Watch For The Short Film "White Sugar In A Black Pot"

  • By Sergio
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  • February 1, 2012 7:11 PM
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Here's the trailer for the intruging short film White Sugar in a Black Pot written and directed by Brooklyn based filmmaker Rachel Johnson and which will be screened at the Pan African Film Festival this month in Los Angeles.

Take a Look At The Trailer For The Rom-Com The Marriage Chronicles

  • By Sergio
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  • February 1, 2012 5:53 PM
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So here's the synopsis for this upcoming movie:

Watch An Unreleased Clip Of The Anniversary Edition Of Spike Lee's "Malcolm X"

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • February 1, 2012 2:40 PM
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Just yesterday Tambay informed you of the blu-ray release of Spike Lee's film Malcolm X and now, courtesy of BET, you can watch an unreleased clip from it.

Lenny Kravitz Talks "Hunger Games," Challenging Himself As An Actor, Plans To Direct, And More...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 1, 2012 1:53 PM
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If you haven't been paying attention, Lenny Kravitz's foray into acting isn't just some passing fancy; the man is serious about the craft and plans to stick with it for longer than a little while.
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