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Federal Judge Blocks New York City From Getting 'Central Park Five' Footage

  • By Sergio
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  • February 20, 2013 8:54 AM
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Yesterday, in a New York City federal court, Judge Ronald Ellis blocked an ongoing attempt by New York City to get its hands on footage obtained by filmmaker Ken Burns, daughter Sarah Burns and son-in-law David McMahon, while making their documentary The Central Park Five.

New Doc On The Many World-Class Long-Distance Runners And Their Ethiopian Roots

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 19, 2013 5:34 PM
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With last year's Channel 4 (UK) TV documentary that questioned why African American and Caribbean sprinters tend to excel, and whether answers to that question are rooted in slavery, comes this other documentary that seems to ask a similar question - but instead of looking at sprinters, its focus is on long-distance ruuners, and why numerous world-class long-distance runners come from Ethiopia.

'A Haunted House' Coming Out On DVD In April

  • By Sergio
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  • February 19, 2013 3:42 PM
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Marlon Wayans' parody of those found footage supernatural/horror films, A Haunted House, is set to come out on DVD soon.

Preview 'The Felistas Fable' (Contemporary Ugandan 'Beauty & The Beast' Folk Tale)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 19, 2013 3:17 PM
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The short story, courtesy of the film's website, reads - Felistas is cursed. She stinks. No one can stand to stay near her. This causes her to separate from her family and live as a lonely outcast in an abandoned house. But one day, a witchdoctor finds a solution. A cry-baby man can inherit the smell from her. Felistas is hesitant to grab the opportunity, because she does not want another person to live through the pain that she has, but she longs to reunite with her husband and child. So she kidnaps such a man, Dan, who is a virgin desperate to get married. However, Dan recently got a job that makes him very rich. This attracts the attention of Kate, a gold-digging woman who he has wooed for a long time, and that of a corrupt cop, Jomba, who frames him for murder in an extortion scheme. As Felistas races against time to deliver Dan to the witch and win back her husband’s love, it turns into a high-energy chase with a voluptuous Kate and a trigger-happy Jomba hot on her tail.

Trailer: 'Mercy Mercy' (Feature Doc That Shows The Downside To International Adoption)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 19, 2013 2:41 PM
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The short version of the story goess... At first sight, adoption seems like a win-win situation: a poor orphan gets some loving parents and a good life. But the world of adoption is a question of supply and demand, with Ethiopia as a chief supplier of thousands of needy children. The fact that the well-being of the child is not always top priority becomes painfully clear in this tragic story about Masho and her little brother Roba.

Meditative Docu-Drama 'Welcome To Pine Hill' Gets A Trailer (Opens In Theaters, March 1)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 19, 2013 1:29 PM
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Oscilloscope Laboratories will release Keith Miller's Welcome To Pine Hill starting on March 1 at IFC in NYC.

23rd Pan-African Film & TV Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO) Opens Feb 23 (This Saturday)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 19, 2013 1:00 PM
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A new year of film festivals continues...

John Boyega To Star In & Exec Produce South Africa-Set Feature 'Dream Collect'?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 19, 2013 12:05 PM
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What's this? @JBoyega starring as lead in the feature film Dream Collect in South Africa and also the executive producer?! #powwww

South African Drama 'A Lucky Man' Gets Theatrical Dates; Will Premiere Online First

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 19, 2013 11:12 AM
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The South-African set drama A Lucky Man, a film about legendary former gang boss, Ernie ‘Lastig’ Solomon, who grew up notoriously as an outcast in Cape Town, is premiering exclusively on social networking site Mxit.

Tina Gordon Chism's 'We The Peeples' Gets A New Title + First Look Photo

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 19, 2013 10:40 AM
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It looks like the marketing machine has began spinning for Tina Gordon Chism's We The Peeples, which stars Craig Robinson, David Alan Grier, Kerry Washington, S. Epatha Merkerson, Melvin Van Peebles, Diahann Carroll, and Kali Hawk.