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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.

Bill T. Jones 'Super Fly, The Musical' Coming To Broadway In Late 2013?

  • By Courtney
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  • January 31, 2013 8:47 PM
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New York & Toronto - 'LA Rebellion: Creating a New Black Cinema' Starts In Your City This Week

  • By Courtney
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  • January 31, 2013 6:03 PM
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Chicago Screening Of 'The United States of Hoodoo' Coming In March

  • By Sergio
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  • January 31, 2013 2:18 PM
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Oliver Hardt's fascinating documentary The United States of Hoodoo will have a rare Chicago screening next month, on Weds March 7, starting at 7PM at the Chatham 14 Theatres, located on the South side of Chicago.

From Day Walker To Gallowwalker - Wesley Snipes' Long-Forgotten Horror/Western Revived

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 31, 2013 2:02 PM
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Talk about a blast from the past!