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Watch 10-Minute Preview Of 'La Belle Vie: The Good Life' (On Haiti's Social Class System & More)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 13, 2012 8:46 PM
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A documentary that the filmmaker (Rachelle Salnave) says is 4 years in the making (and is still in the making), titled La Belle Vie: The Good Life, which follows the filmmaker's journey in discovering her Haitian roots, examining "the complexities of Haitian society," but also chronicling "her voyage to find hope in this nation on the brink of a new Haiti."

'Shorts Films And Influences w/ Akosua Adoma Owusu' This Sunday, 12/16 (NYC)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 13, 2012 7:59 PM
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We're fans of her work, and look forward to eventually watching her latest - the  Focus Features Africa First short project, Kwaku Ananse.

Preview 'Ayen's Cooking School for African Men' (Challenging Generations Of Tradition & Culture)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 13, 2012 7:23 PM
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The hilarious short story goes... In Sudan, it's taboo for a man to cook. As young Sudanese refugee, Alier puts it very plainly, “cooking, cleaning, washing the dishes, it’s the duty of your sister.” The women of Sudan don't allow their men into the kitchen because (amongst other reasons) they believe their penises might burn over the cooking fires.

Watch Jamie Foxx Get Dirty & Cheeky In 2 New Clips From 'Django Unchained'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 13, 2012 3:49 PM
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No intro necessary; Sergio and I have both seen and reviewed Django Unchained - he loved it (read his review HERE); I didn't love it as much (read my review HERE).

Chicken & Egg Pictures Announces $220,000 In New Grants To Women Directors

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 13, 2012 3:33 PM
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Amongst last year's grantees were a handful of projects we've been following since then - Buddha of Africa (a working title), a South Africa/Malawi production, and  The Supreme Price - a USA/Nigeria production; there were 2 or 3 others as I recall.

Brit Urban Home Invasion Thriller 'Cherry Tree Lane' Getting USA Release In January

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 13, 2012 3:10 PM
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Since Robert Johnson's RLJ Entertainment completed its acquisitions of Image Entertainment and Acorn Media, creating RLJ Entertainment Inc., I've received a steady stream of emails from the newly-formed comapny announcing the releases of new films to the home video (DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, digital) market; or, in this specific case, films that were released in other countries but never saw USA distribution.

Tonight: Cast Of 'Allegiance' (Including Bow Wow) At Apple Store SoHo (NYC) In Actors Series

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  • December 13, 2012 1:30 PM
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Carl Franklin's 'Bless Me Ultima' Will Get National Theatrical Release After All

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 13, 2012 12:59 PM
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On the heels of my post yesterday, revealing the film's trailer, as well as news that it's currently playing only in New Mexico, we were just alerted to some new piece of info, which was great to read.

Author Jason Mott's Debut 'High Concept' Novel 'The Returned' Heading To ABC, Thanks To Brad Pitt

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 13, 2012 12:31 PM
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Nice catch by "Jug" who alerted me to this yesterday, otherwise I probably wouldn't have caught it.

Now On DVD: Paterson Joseph, Adjoa Andoh In RSC's 'Julius Caesar'

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • December 13, 2012 11:51 AM
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It was over a year ago that we first told you about the Royal Shakespeare Company production of Julius Caesar that was to feature a cast made up primarily of actors-of-color, set in an "African state".