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Don Cheadle Talks Potential 'War Machine' Spin-Off Movie From 'Iron Man'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 30, 2013 7:08 PM
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If a War Machine (aka James 'Rhodey' Rhodes) movie actually happens, I'd be shocked! Although maybe one will be helped by the success of Iron Man, compared to other black superhero movies many of you have been asking for (Black Panther and Luke Cage to start).

Geoffrey Fletcher’s 'Violet & Daisy' Gets 1st Trailer + Release Date

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 30, 2013 6:17 PM
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Finally! Here's the first trailer for Oscar-winning screenwriter of Precious, Geoffrey Fletcher's feature film directorial debut Violet & Daisy - a film we've been following since it was first made public in early 2010. It eventually made its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in the fall of 2011.

Award-Winning Doc 'Call Me Kuchu' Gets A Theatrical Release Date & New Poster

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  • April 30, 2013 4:50 PM
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Last fall, Cinedigm Entertainment Group acquired all U.S. distribution rights to Call Me Kuchu - the powerful and moving film that documents the daily lives of David Kato – the first openly gay Ugandan man - and three fellow “kuchus” (LGBT Ugandans), culminating in a brutal and senseless murder that sent shock waves throughout the world.

Before Jason Collins, There Was Glenn Burke, And A Film Based On His Life Is In Development

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 30, 2013 4:33 PM
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As I'm sure everyone has heard by now, Jason Collins, a 12-year NBA veteran, announced he is gay in a first-person essay for Sports Illustrated that appeared online yesterday, Monday.

Exclusive Clip From Doc 'Best Kept Secret' (Struggles Of A New Jersey High School Teacher)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 30, 2013 3:46 PM
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After making its world premiere at the Independent Film Festival Boston over the weekend, the feature documentary, Best Kept Secret, directed by filmmaker and actor Samantha Buck and produced by filmmaker/distributor Danielle DiGiacomo, will have its New Jersey premiere on Saturday, May 4 at 1:45 pm during the Montclair Film Festival at the Montclair Kimberley Academy.

South Africa's National Film & Video Foundation Call For Firsttime Filmmaker Project Proposals

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  • April 30, 2013 2:44 PM
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South Africa's National Film & Video Foundation Call For Firsttime Filmmaker Project Proposals

S&A 'Tchoupitoulas' 3-DVD Disc Giveaway Contest (A Story Of The New Orleans Night)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 30, 2013 2:09 PM
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Out on DVD today, via Oscilloscope Laboratories is Bill and Turner Ross's lauded award-winning lyrical documentary Tchoupitoulas - a story of the New Orleans night, as seen through the eyes of a child.

Watch Episode 2 Of Al Jazeera's New 6-Episode 'New African Photography' Series

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  • April 30, 2013 1:09 PM
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Watch Episode 2 Of Al Jazeera's New 6-Episode 'New African Photography' Series

Read (Or Watch) Steven Soderbergh‘s Epic 'State Of Hollywood Cinema' SFIFF Keynote Speech

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 30, 2013 11:58 AM
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UPDATE: Video of the speech has surfaced and is embedded below, so if you don't want to read the lengthy piece, watch the video at the bottom of this post instead.

Where Is Egyptian Cinema Headed? Filmmakers Lament New Censorship Under Morsi's Rule

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  • April 30, 2013 11:08 AM
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Where Is Egyptian Cinema Headed? Filmmakers Lament New Censorship Under Morsi's Rule