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Up Next For AFFRM - Storm Saulter's 'Better Mus' Come' + New Multi-Platform Label

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 14, 2013 3:29 PM
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Storm Saulter is certainly a name to watch and be familiar with, if you're not already. 

Trailer For Sundance-Bound 'Gideon's Army' (On Idealistic Public Defenders Working In Deep South)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 14, 2013 12:51 PM
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Fascinating subject that I wouldn't have ever even considered as a documentary subject; needless to say, I'd love to see this.

Watch 10-Minute Preview Of Feature Documentary 'Black Russians - The Red Experience'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 14, 2013 12:23 PM
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Profiled previously on this site, titled Black Russians - The Red Experience, the work-in-progress film will explore...

Octavia Spencer Launches Short Film Competition (Win Brand New Camera, Cash, Exposure)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 14, 2013 12:04 PM
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Octavia Spencer announced the following contest on her Facebook fanpage on Friday, and I'm simply passing it along, as some of you may want to participate:

Exclusive: First Look Clip At John Akomfrah's Sundance-Bound 'The Stuart Hall Project'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 14, 2013 11:47 AM
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Trailer For Tom Tykwer-Produced Kenyan Drama 'Something Necessary' Directed By Judy Kibinge

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 14, 2013 11:10 AM
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The International Film Festival Rotterdam continues to unveil its 2013 section line-ups, and we'll be scrubbing each list for any highlights worth mentioning on this site, like this one - a project we first profiled last summer, produced by German filmmaker Tom Tykwer (Run Lola, Run, Perfume) via his alternative film production company, One Fine Day Films, which he co-founded in 2008 with his girlfriend/partner, Marie Steinmann, with the goal being to promote and support filmmaking for aspiring filmmakers in Nairobi (Kenya), with Nairobi-based producing partners Ginger Ink.  

Tyler Perry's 'A Madea Christmas' Casts Chad Michael Murray, Larry the Cable Guy, Kathy Najimy

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 14, 2013 11:01 AM
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If it's not already clear to you that Tyler Perry wants to spread his wings and reach a wider (or shall we say whiter) audience, there certainly has been enough evidence to suggest this, in recent years, as well as in upcoming anounced projects.

Illustrated Version Of '12 Years A Slave' Issued To Honor 160th Anniversary Of Northup's Freedom

  • By Courtney
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  • January 12, 2013 8:58 PM
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I'm sure everyone knows that the upcoming Steve McQueen film, Twelve Years A Slave, starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, is based on a book of the same name, co-written by Solomon Northup, detailing his 12 years in captivity. 

Chicago's Black Cinema House - A Place To Experience Black Film

  • By Sergio
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  • January 12, 2013 7:04 PM
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The Black Cinema House, which has been in operation since October, is a genuine jewel on the South Side of Chicago.

First Trailer & Poster For Sudz Sutherland's Deportation/Survival Drama 'Home Again'

  • By Courtney
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  • January 12, 2013 11:24 AM
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Here's the first trailer for Sudz Sutherland's drama Home Again, which stars Tatyana Ali, Lyriq Bent, Stephan James, Richard Chevolleau, C.C.H. Pounder, and Fefe Dobson.