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Image Entertainment Releasing Noel Clarke's Sports Drama 'Fast Girls' On DVD/Digital

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 24, 2013 2:30 PM
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A British drama we've covered quite a bit on this blog, is coming to DVD and Digital Download next month...

'I Felt Like I Directed The Film In Handcuffs And A Muzzle' - Lee Daniels On 'The Butler'

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  • January 24, 2013 12:44 PM
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Trailer, Poster For South African Interracial Rom-com 'Fanie Fourie’s Lobola'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 24, 2013 11:45 AM
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The short story goes... What happens when an Afrikaans guy and a Zulu girl fall in love and have to navigate their way through the complicated process of lobola?

Isaiah Washington & Terri J. Vaughn Are Sidney & Juanita Poitier In Hollywood Blacklist Project

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 24, 2013 10:55 AM
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An upcoming short film to watch for titled Not For Sale, from the director and writing team of Roger Melvin and Haran Jackson, which is inspired by an excerpt from Sidney Poitier's autobiography The Measure of a Man.

Anthony Mackie Joins Cast Of Bill Condon's WikiLeaks Movie - 'The Fifth Estate'

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  • January 23, 2013 9:44 PM
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Anthony Mackie joins the cast of one of at least three films in the works about the life of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

'Othello' w/ Laurence Fishburne On Warner Archive DVD This Week (But He Wasn't The First...)

  • By Sergio
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  • January 23, 2013 6:56 PM
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The 1995 film version of William Shakespeare's Othello didn't light the box office on fire and was quickly forgotten as soon as it came out.

MoMA Presents 1-Week Run Of Restored 35mm Print Of Long-Lost Last Poets Doc 'Right On!'

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  • January 23, 2013 4:14 PM
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If you're one of those who's been asking whether this film would ever be re-released, here's your answer.

IBFFN Online Announces 2013 Call For Films + 2012 Award Winners

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  • January 23, 2013 3:34 PM
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All the details via press release below, winners of the 2012 edition, as well as a call for entries for the 2013 edition. You're encouraged to go to the festival's website for information on how to submit for the 2013 installment of the festival: www.ibffnashville.com.

Review - Peter Nicks' 'The Waiting Room' (The E.R. Unscripted)

  • By Abdul Ali
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  • January 23, 2013 3:12 PM
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The Waiting Room: A Short Review Director: Peter Nicks Genre: Documentary Running Time: 81 minutes Website: whatruwaitingfor.com Review Summary: It’s hard to imagine warm and fuzzy feelings abound at the Highland Hospital in Oakland, California, both the site and subject of a new documentary film where the uninsured patients who people this documentary crowd an emergency room for hours and wait. Underneath the cantankerous and rough edges of some of these patients are their stories.

Exclusive: Ernest Dickerson Shopping Adaptation Of Octavia Butler's 'Clay's Ark' (Script Is Done)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 23, 2013 2:19 PM
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It's been almost 7 years since Hugo and Nebula award winner, Octavia Butler, died from a stroke at just 58 years old (she died February 24th, 2006). And just about every discussion we've had on this site about black authors whose novels are begging to be adapted to film, Ms Butler's name is frequently at the top of many of your lists.