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'African Metropolis' (7 Filmmakers, 7 Cities, 7 Stories) Gets New Partner In GT Bank, Dates

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 11, 2013 1:11 PM
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Movement on the African Metropolis initiative we announced last summer - July.In short, selected from among 40 entries, 7 African directors will each explore their own "African Metropolis" on film - Abidjan, Cairo, Dakar, Johannesburg, Kinshasa, Lagos, and Nairobi. The initiative is presented by executive producer Steven Markovitz and the Goethe-Institut South Africa, with further support from the Hubert Bals Fund of the International Film Festival of Rotterdam.The filmmakers are Jim Chuchu of Kenya, Egyptian director Ahmed Ghoneimy, Folasakin Iwajomo of Nigeria, Marie Ka, who is Senegalese/Martiniquan, Philippe Lacote of the Ivory Coast, Yohan Lengole of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and South African director Vincent Moloi. Today brings word that Guaranty Trust Bank of Nigeria, the country's most prominent financial institution, has joined the initiative, and all 7 films will be delivered this May.We're certainly looking forward to them all.Full details via press release below:New York - Guaranty Trust Bank, Nigeria's foremost financial institution, has partnered with the Goethe-Institut of South Africa and Steven Markovitz to support African Metropolis; an initiative of the Goethe-Institut and executive producer Steven Markovitz, with further support of the Hubert Bals Fund of the International Film Festival Rotterdam. African Metropolis is a project aimed at exploring and promoting African short films and filmmakers from different capitals of the continent across key platforms.

Marvin Gaye's Family Now Urging Jesse L. Martin To Walk Away From Julien Temple's Biopic

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 11, 2013 12:38 PM
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Bah! Humbug! It doesn't end...

Anthony Onah, Bemigho Awala Take Top Cash Prizes In Afrinolly Short Film Competition

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 11, 2013 11:23 AM
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Ryan Gosling Is Looking For Bi-Racial Actors To Play Leads In His Directorial Debut

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 11, 2013 11:04 AM
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This spring, actor Ryan Gosling will be shooting his directorial debut titled, How To Catch A Monster, which is described as a "fantasy noir" based on his own original idea, and screenplay that he also wrote.

A Crowded Fall For Black Cinema As New Release Dates Are Set & Old Dates Are Changed

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 11, 2013 10:29 AM
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The Weinstein Company holds the fate of 3 black films this year - The Butler, Fruitvale and Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom. 

Director Alexandre Moors & Stars Isaiah Washington, Tequan Richmond Talk 'Blue Caprice'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 10, 2013 8:54 PM
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Chicago Screening of Public Defenders Doc 'Gideon's Army' + A Video Interview With Director

  • By Sergio
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  • March 10, 2013 4:56 PM
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Tambay profiled this new documentary by filmmaker Dawn Porter, Gideon's Army, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival back in January HERE.

TODAY Best Of ADIFF In NYC: Acclaimed Dramas 'La Pirogue' & 'La Playa D.C.' Screen

  • By Courtney
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  • March 10, 2013 11:01 AM
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It's Not Easy Being A Slave (And Neither Is Playing One)

  • By Sergio
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  • March 8, 2013 11:59 PM
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Perhaps the most surprising thing about this story is that the people who run Colonial Williamsburg are surprised. I mean why should anyone be?

Kevin Hart's 'Let Me Explain' Gets A New Poster & Teaser Trailer

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 8, 2013 4:05 PM
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Here's a look (via poster and teaser trailer) at the stand-up comedy movie, Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain, that will be released by Lionsgate, this summer, July 4, via its partnership with CodeBlack Entertainment.
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