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First Trailer & Premiere Date For David Oyelowo's Torture During War Drama 'Complicit'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 6, 2013 2:46 PM
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Here's your first look at David Oyelowo's MI5/Guantanamo Bay thriller Complicit, which centers on the moral dilemmas posed by the war on terror, as an MI5 agent (played by Oyelowo) becomes involved in the torture of a suspected terrorist to prevent an attack in the UK.

Storyteller Casting Call: Be Featured In A New Documentary Directed By Pete Chatmon

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 6, 2013 2:21 PM
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From writer/director Pete Chatmon... Instead of my yapping, I'll just let the man speak for himself, so see the text and video below for all the details...

Indie Action/Thriller 'blackhats' (Bounty Hunter Tracking Hackers) Gets Theatrical Debut Date

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  • February 6, 2013 1:50 PM
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As the debate about "genre" movies centered around black characters continues...

Byron Hurt ('Soul Food Junkies') Announces Next Film: 'Hazing: How Badly Do You Want In?'

  • By Jai Tiggett
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  • February 6, 2013 1:43 PM
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After a strong festival run and recent PBS broadcast of his latest film Soul Food Junkies, documentary filmmaker/activist Byron Hurt has announced that his next feature doc will tackle another hot-button issue in black culture - hazing, the often dangerous practice of initiating new members into Greek letter organizations and other groups.

Kino Launches National Screening Campaign of 'King: A Filmed Record: From Montgomery to Memphis'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 6, 2013 1:38 PM
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Mastered in HD from the 35mm preservation negative, the 3-hour, landmark, Academy Award nominated film for Best Documentary (1970), King: A Filmed Record...Montgomery to Memphis, was released on DVD, on January 15, courtesy of Kino Classics.

Cast Of 'Roots' Responds To Quentin Tarantino's Diss Of The Landmark Miniseries

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 6, 2013 12:37 PM
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First Trailer For Raoul Peck's 'Deadly Assistance' (Exposé On Haiti's Post-Earthquake Billions)

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  • February 6, 2013 12:04 PM
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European Film Market: 'Once Upon A Time In Brooklyn' (Ice-T, Ja Rule Co-Star In Crime Drama)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 6, 2013 11:49 AM
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The European Film Market (which runs concurrently with the Berlin International Film Festival) doesn't officially open until tomorrow, the 7th, but the deals have already started happening.
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South Africa's Gauteng Film Commission Announces New Film Projects Supported

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  • February 6, 2013 11:13 AM
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Julie Dash Talks LA Rebellion Series, 'Django,' Black Cinema As Niche, Black Cinema Today, More

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 6, 2013 10:37 AM
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Speaking of Julie Dash (see my Tupelo 77 post from kast night HERE)... she was in Toronto about a week ago for TIFF’s celebration of Black History Month, to discuss the ongoing series, L.A. Rebellion: Creating a New Black Cinema, which we've been covering since it launched in Los Angeles in the fall of 2011 (we reviewed just about every film that's screening in the series).
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