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VMI Releases First Poster For Wesley Snipes' 'Gallowwalkers'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 2, 2013 10:21 AM
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Instead of me recapping the story on this, I'll direct you to the entry I posted earlier this week, which details it all right HERE.

Zaraah Abrahams To Star In Arts Theatre Production Of 'Beautiful Thing'

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • February 1, 2013 4:16 PM
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British actress Zaraah Abrahams will star in the role of Leah when the 20th Anniversary Production of Jonathan Harvey's Beautiful Thing runs from 13 April - 25 May at the Arts Theatre on London's West End.

'Making 'Roots,' Making TV History' - Discussion w/ The Stars Of The Mini-Series, Feb 4

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 1, 2013 3:59 PM
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Next Monday, February 4, at 7 pm, the Museum of the Moving Image's ongoing Changing the Picture series of screenings and discussions, which celebrates and explores the work of film and television artists of color, will present Making Roots, Making TV History - a discussion with Ben Vereen, Lou Gossett Jr., LeVar Burton, and Leslie Uggams (stars of the landmark television miniseries) on the show’s production and its long-lasting legacy.

Trailer For South African Morality Docu-Drama 'A Lucky Man'

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • February 1, 2013 2:57 PM
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Billed as a documentary drama, the South-African set film A Lucky Man deals with the identity and morality issues of Earnie "Lastig" Solomon, who grew up notoriously as an outcast in Cape Town.

The Worlds Of Ntozake Shange: A Performance & Conference February 14th, 15th

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 1, 2013 2:48 PM
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Taking place at Barnard College here in NYC, all the details via press release below... of course the For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf playwright, and poet will be present.

MoMA (NYC) Presents Marlon Riggs Cinema Tribute (3 Feature Films, 1 day)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 1, 2013 2:33 PM
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MoMA (the Museum of Modern Art) here in NYC is presenting a special 1-day tribute to Marlon Riggs, taking place on Wednesday, February 27.

Legacy Recordings Honors Nina Simone As Artist Of The Month For February 2013

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 1, 2013 1:55 PM
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She would've turned 80 years old on February 21.

Special Screening Of 'Chameleon Street' At BFI Southbank; Q&A w/Wendell B. Harris After

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 1, 2013 1:32 PM
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So you still haven't seen Wendell B. Harris' Chameleon Street, despite all the yapping we've done about it on this blog over the last 3 years? No? Why not? It's on DVD. It should also be on iTunes.

TONIGHT: Rare Screening Of 'Venus Noire' (Controversial Hottentot Venus Film) In Oakland, CA

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 1, 2013 12:31 PM
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It's been over 2 years since I saw Venus Noire (Black Venus) at the New York Film Festival in the fall of 2010, and it's never received a Stateside release; actually I'm not sure it got much of a release outside of the international film festival circuit and a few European territories either.

August Wilson Gets His Wish - Denzel Washington Is Ready To Direct 'Fences' For The Screen

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 1, 2013 10:59 AM
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The age-old story on a stalled film adaptation of August Wilson's award-winning play Fences is that, the playwright insisted to the studio (Paramount Pictures at the time - this was in the late 1980s) that the director of the film be black.