Shadow and Act

Issaka Sawadogo ('The Invader') Tackles Immigration & Romance In The Netherlands In 'The New World'

  • By Courtney
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  • December 7, 2012 3:04 PM
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The name Issaka Sawadogo may not immediately sound familiar to you, but his face and the last film he starred in, which got lots of pub on this site, probably will, since your reactions to it were mostly, strongly negative.

Creative England Dev. Funding Preview: 'Paa Joe: Dead Not Buried' (Ghana's Fantasy Coffins)

  • By Courtney
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  • December 7, 2012 2:16 PM
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This is very intriguing and awesome, in a morose kind of way, given the kind of work the man does for a living. He makes coffins, but "fantasy coffins" as they're called. And what I find awesome about this is just how fantastical his creations are. They are works of art, even though dead bodies are buried in them, and they are, in turn, buried underneath earth; and he's seeking recognition for his artistry.

Next For Tom Tykwer's One Fine Day Films: Kenyan Dramas 'Something Necessary' & 'Veve'

  • By Courtney
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  • December 7, 2012 1:39 PM
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If you didn't already know, when he's not busy adapting what has been deemed unadaptable, while working with the Wachowski siblings on Cloud Atlas, German filmmaker Tom Tykwer (Run Lola, Run, Perfume) is producing Kenyan films 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.

Rotterdam Bright Future Preview: 'Corta' (On The African Craft Of Harvesting Sugarcane In Colombia)

  • By Courtney
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  • December 7, 2012 12:42 PM
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From the looks of the teaser below, as well as the description of the film, it's probably safe to say that it's more of a visual mood piece that would likely be better appreciated in a museum that in a movie theater.

Preview In-Development Feature Documentary 'Black Russians - The Red Experience'

  • By Courtney
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  • December 7, 2012 12:07 PM
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Titled Black Russians - The Red Experience, the film will explore "the lives and experiences of the black Americans who went to the Soviet Union during the Stalinist era in search of an ideal life. Escaping from racism and the Great Depression, they dove into new lives, having “nothing to lose” and no reason to turn back. Did they find what they were looking for? Their descendants who live in Russia and America today will share a story of their ancestors as well as their own."

Creative England Development Funding Projects Preview: Trinidad & Tobago-Set 'Black Rock'

  • By Courtney
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  • December 7, 2012 10:26 AM
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Creative England promotes up-and-coming filmmakers with its first talent development initiative, which was unveiled yesterday.

Terrence Howard Joins Viola Davis,Jake Gyllenhaal, Hugh Jackman In Vigilante Thriller 'Prisoner'

  • By Courtney
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  • December 7, 2012 9:40 AM
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Terrence Howard has joined Viola Davis, Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano, Hugh Jackman and Melissa Leo in Dennis Villeneuve's thriller Prisoner.

Trailer For Mockumentary 'Thugs, The Musical' (Starring David Alan Grier) + Screening Date

  • By Courtney
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  • December 6, 2012 7:41 PM
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A project we first highlighted 2 years ago, when we posted its Kickstarter campaign (the filmmaker successfully raised over $10,000).

Rare Screening Of 'Blue Collar' With Richard Pryor And Yaphet Kotto In Chicago Area

  • By Sergio
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  • December 6, 2012 7:36 PM
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I've always believed that the sign of a great film is one is stays relevant in our time and will remain so matter when it was made. And that fits, without a doubt Paul Schrader's 1978 film Blue Collar

Watch Viola Davis In New Longer Trailer For 'Beautiful Creatures'

  • By Sergio
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  • December 6, 2012 6:21 PM
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Now that those Twilight sparking vampire movies are finished, studios are scrambling to find the next film series to attract impressionable 16 year old girls.