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Powerful Documentary 'The Homestretch' to Get Week-Long Engagement in Chicago in Sept.

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  • August 28, 2014 12:00 PM
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The acclaimed new Kartemquin Films' documentary about homeless Chicago teenagers, will make its Chicago premiere next month

AAFCA Announces 2015 Special Achievement Awards: Donna Langley, Franklin Leonard, Stephanie Allain & More To Be Honored

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  • August 27, 2014 7:42 PM
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The African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA), will honor Universal Pictures Chairwoman Donna Langley, Los Angeles Film Festival Director Stephanie Allain, and The Black List founder Franklin Leonard with its Special Achievement Award for career excellence during its annual awards show on February 4th, 2015 at the Taglyan Complex in Hollywood.

Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs Named Filmmaker-in-Residence at Chapman University

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  • August 27, 2014 6:58 PM
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Cheryl Boone Isaacs is the Academy's First African American President

'Funk, God, Jazz, and Medicine: Black Radical Brooklyn' - Featuring New Work by Bradford Young (Sept 20-Oct 12)

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  • August 27, 2014 6:11 PM
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4 Artists. 4 Community Partners. 4 New Commissions

Pioneering Documentary Filmmaker William Greaves Dies at 87

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 27, 2014 10:49 AM
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A retrospective of his work is forthcoming.

Thankfully, 'The Equalizer' Gets an "R" Rating From the MPAA (No Surprise Here)

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  • August 27, 2014 8:26 AM
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As expected, 'The Equalizer' gets an R (as in "hard" R) rating from the MPAA.

Tyler Perry Says He Had No Clue Who David Fincher Was Before He Accepted His 'Gone Girl' Role

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  • August 26, 2014 6:30 PM
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No he didn't say that did he? Yes he did.

Oprah Winfrey Will Play Richard Pryor's Brothel-Running Grandmother in Lee Daniels' Biopic

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 26, 2014 6:05 PM
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Winfrey will play Marie Carter, Pryor's grandmother, with whom he had a notoriously complicated relationship with. She ran a brothel, and was quite the dominant matriarch whom Pryor - who grew up in her house, after his mother left - both loved and feared.

'Life After Death' (Conflicting Portrait of Present-day Rwandan Youth) Heading to 50th Chicago Int'l Film Fest

  • By Sergio
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  • August 26, 2014 5:44 PM
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Am I just being sensitive or does this new documentary sound like it could have some problems?

Omar Sy Takes a Dramatic-Romantic Turn in First Trailer for 'Samba'

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  • August 26, 2014 5:10 PM
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The filmmakers call the Gaumont/Quad/Ten co-production "a crowdpleaser, an ensemble comedy about friendship, solidarity [that] deals with current issues we can relate to in different parts of the world.”
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