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2014 Milwaukee Film Festival Reveals New African American-Focused Film Program

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  • August 26, 2014 9:52 AM
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The 6th Annual Milwaukee Film Festival, presented by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, announces Black Lens, featuring work from both emerging and established African American filmmakers.

New Doc Boasts That It Will Tell "the Truth They Don't Want You to Hear About White Flight"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 25, 2014 6:26 PM
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The movie combines interviews with former and current residents of Spanish Lake, and includes archival government documents and news reports that chronologically trace Spanish Lake's history - notably, the area's black population soaring from 1% to 77% over a 40-year period.

'Vanishing Pearls' To Screen with 'Deluge' At MoCADA Public Exchange Series

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  • August 25, 2014 4:59 PM
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Nailah Jefferson's feature documentary, "Vanishing Pearls," and Nijla Mu'min's short film "Deluge" will screen this Wednesday, 8/27 at the Ingersoll Community Center in Brooklyn, NYC
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'Short Term 12' Star Keith Stanfield Will Play Snoop Dogg in Universal's N.W.A. Biopic

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  • August 25, 2014 4:20 PM
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Originally set up at New Line, Universal picked up the project in turnaround, with F. Gary Gray attached to direct.

Ving Rhames Will Reprise His Role as Luther Stickell in 'Mission: Impossible 5'

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  • August 25, 2014 2:57 PM
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Rhames, who has appeared in the 4 previous M:I films (the only cast member other than Tom Cruise to do so).

Denzel Washington, Antoine Fuqua Take You Behind the Scenes, Breaking Down the Character Known as 'The Equalizer'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 25, 2014 2:13 PM
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If Washington is nominated, this would be his 5th Best Actor nomination ("Malcolm X," "The Hurricane" "Training Day" - which he won - and "Flight").

It Looks Like Mike Epps Will Indeed Play Richard Pryor in Lee Daniels' Biopic

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 25, 2014 12:44 PM
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I should note that Mike Epps actually plays Richard Pryor in Cynthia Mort's Nina Simone film that Zoe Saldana stars in.

Film Life, Inc. (Parent Company of the American Black Film Festival) Announces Inaugural Plunge Culture & Creativity Conference

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  • August 25, 2014 11:08 AM
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The Plunge Culture & Creativity Conference is the first in a series of luxury lifestyle experiences targeted to multicultural professionals.
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Watch 'United' - Short Doc About Impact of Michael Brown Shooting

  • By Sergio
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  • August 25, 2014 8:49 AM
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Atlanta-based filmmaker Artemus Jenkins calls his new short doc about the shooting of Michael Brown a call to arms to other filmmakers.

Trailer: 'Tales of the Grim Sleeper' (It's Not Often You Hear of Black Serial Killers)

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  • August 22, 2014 2:11 PM
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It makes its world premiere at this year's Toronto International Film Festival, September 4-14.
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