Shadow and Act

Feature Doc 'Let's Bow Our Heads & Segregate' Asks Why The Church Is Most Segregated Major Institution

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  • November 13, 2012 4:00 PM
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We featured Harare, Zimbabwe-born director Brian Chinhema's last work, a 2010 feature doc titled Multiracial Identity, on the old S&A site; now Brian informs he is currently in production for his next film, also a documentary, this time tackling identity in another form - religion.

Chicago Engagement Of Restored 'Nothing But A Man' In Dec.

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  • November 13, 2012 3:36 PM
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Two weeks ago, Tambay wrote about the upcoming New York theatrical engagement of a new restored print of Michael Roemer's 1964's film, Nothing But a Man (HERE) this month. Fortunately New Yorkers won't be the only lucky ones.

New On DVD, Bu-ray: '2 Days In New York' (Chris Rock, July Delpy Star)

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  • November 13, 2012 1:34 PM
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If you haven't seen 2 Days In New York yet, or just want to own a hard copy of it, you should know that it's been released on DVD and Blu-ray today (although it's been available as a VOD rental since summer, and was released in theaters).

42nd Edition Of New Directors/New Films (ND/NF) Announces Call For Submissions, 2013 Dates

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  • November 13, 2012 12:35 PM
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Always a festival I look forward to attending here in NYC, given its mission/motivation - as the title states. Maybe I'll be seeing your film there next year... maybe.

Before 'Paris is Burning' There Was 'TV Transvestite' (Maysles Resurrects The Film On Its 30th Anniversary)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 13, 2012 12:14 PM
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Interesting... I'm certainly familiar with Paris Is Burning (a film that has gotten some coverage on S&A), but I've never heard of T.V. Transvestite until I received the below press release this morning, from Maysles Cinema, where it'll screen this Thursday, November 15, at 7:30pm:

ADIFF 2012 Preview: Acclaimed Doc 'United States of Africa: Beyond Hip Hop' Makes Its USA Premiere

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 13, 2012 11:43 AM
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Continuing pre-festival highlights from the upcoming African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF) - the festival's 20th edition, to be held in Manhattan from November 23 to December 11.

An Interpretation Of William Shakespeare’s 'Antony and Cleopatra,' Set In Pre-Revolution Colonial Haiti?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 13, 2012 10:12 AM
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Last we wrote about award-winning African American playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney was in May, when we announced that he was teaming up with Barry Jenkins (Medicine For Melancholy) on what was described as a triptych feature about Liberty City that is being produced by Borscht Corp (who were also behind Barry's short film Chorophyl).

Nollywood Director Kunle Afolayan Talks Newly-Launched $100,000 Afrinolly Short Film Competition

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 13, 2012 9:15 AM
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Announced yesterday... Nollywood director Kunle Afolayan and actress Stephanie Linus have teamed to launch a new short film competition called the Afrinolly Short Film Competition, with the goal being to help cultivate the next generation of African filmmakers, to expand the conversations on issues about the African continent via stories told by Africans, and to motivate and reward young and emerging filmmakers who exhibit exceptional narrative skills.

Kevin Clash 'Highly Unlikely' To Return To 'Sesame Street'

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  • November 13, 2012 8:38 AM
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In the followup to my item yesterday about the sex abuse scandal involving Kevin Clash of Sesame Street most people were outraged though some commenters, here on S & A and elsewhere, wanted to gave him the benefit of the doubt.

Loretta Devine, Ernie Hudson Join Cast Of George C. Wolfe's Hilary Swank Drama 'You're Not You'

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  • November 12, 2012 8:01 PM
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Loretta Devine and Ernie Hudson have joined the cast of George C. Wolfe's drama titled You're Not You, which stars Hilary Swank.