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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'

  • By Sergio
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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'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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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.

Preview Whimsical Short FIlm 'Sweet Honey Chile' by Talibah Newman

  • By Jai Tiggett
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  • November 12, 2012 7:47 PM
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Talibah Newman, a filmmaker we've profiled previously on the site for her short film Busted on Brigham Lane, is now looking to complete her next project, a whimsical short called Sweet Honey Chile:

Cinedigm Entertainment Acquires North American Rights To Geoffrey Fletcher’s 'Violet & Daisy' For 2013

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 12, 2012 5:00 PM
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Finally!

ADIFF 2012 Preview: Good-Looking Trailer For Afro-Colombian Coming Of Age Entry 'La Playa D.C.'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 12, 2012 3:34 PM
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New Yorkers will be extremely pleased to learn that Juan Andrés Arango's La Playa D.C., will screen at the African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF) - the festival's 20th edition, to be held in Manhattan from November 23 to December 9. 

Watch Trailer For Sci-Fi Short Film (Soon To Be Feature) 'Noon' (Set In Militarized Immigration Checkpoint)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 12, 2012 2:31 PM
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Trailer for an upcoming short film titled Noon, which I'm told by the filmmaker (Kasra Farahani) that it's actually a scene from a completed feature script.