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Review - Peter Nicks' 'The Waiting Room' (The E.R. Unscripted)

  • By Abdul Ali
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  • January 23, 2013 3:12 PM
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The Waiting Room: A Short Review Director: Peter Nicks Genre: Documentary Running Time: 81 minutes Website: whatruwaitingfor.com Review Summary: It’s hard to imagine warm and fuzzy feelings abound at the Highland Hospital in Oakland, California, both the site and subject of a new documentary film where the uninsured patients who people this documentary crowd an emergency room for hours and wait. Underneath the cantankerous and rough edges of some of these patients are their stories.

Exclusive: Ernest Dickerson Shopping Adaptation Of Octavia Butler's 'Clay's Ark' (Script Is Done)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 23, 2013 2:19 PM
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It's been almost 7 years since Hugo and Nebula award winner, Octavia Butler, died from a stroke at just 58 years old (she died February 24th, 2006). And just about every discussion we've had on this site about black authors whose novels are begging to be adapted to film, Ms Butler's name is frequently at the top of many of your lists.

Ruth Negga Is Co-Starring Alongside Brad Pitt In 'World War Z' (Did You Know?)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 23, 2013 12:42 PM
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This is news to me; we've seen the film's first trailer, but she definitely wasn't in it. And even more interesting is that the project isn't listed on her IMDB page.
More: Ruth Negga

'Uncle Tom's Fairy Tales' - The Secret, Never-Released Richard Pryor Movie

  • By Sergio
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  • January 23, 2013 12:23 PM
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I like to think that I know EVERYTHING about films, but even I have to confess that I had never heard of this film before, until recently. An unknown Richard Pryor film that most likely you, me or anyone else will ever see in their lifetime.

Exclusive: Reginald Hudlin Is Keynote Speaker For 2013 PAFF Film Institute + 'Vipaka' To Open Festival

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 23, 2013 10:20 AM
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Ahead of forthcoming official announcements, leading up to the opening of the 21st edition of the annual Pan African Film Festival next month, S&A has learned exclusively that writer, director, producer, and executive Reginald Hudlin has been tapped as this year's Keynote Speaker for the PAFF Film Institute.

First-Look at Mekhi Phifer, Sterling K. Brown in Indie Thriller 'The Suspect'

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • January 22, 2013 9:06 PM
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We first told you about this thriller back in September of 2011, when it was in pre-production. At that time, Isaiah Washington and Michael K. Williams were set to star in the Stuart Connelly project; but most likely, due to conflicting/busy schedules opted out.

Wanuri Kahiu's Feature Doc On Kenyan Afro-Electro-Pop Group Just A Band Gets Funding Boost

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 22, 2013 6:55 PM
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I love this group! Like many others, my introduction to them was their 2009 album 82, although it didn't seem to really gain international attention until the following year.

Moussa Touré's Lauded 'La Pirogue' Opens For 2-Week Theatrical Run At Film Forum (NYC)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 22, 2013 6:04 PM
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Preview 'This Is Congo' (In-Depth Look At Democratic Republic of Congo’s Resource Wars)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 22, 2013 5:53 PM
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Hmm... From director Daniel McCabe, comes a feature doc titled This Is Congo, which promises an in-depth look at the Democratic Republic of Congo’s resource wars, told from multiple perspectives of those directly involved and affected.

Dwayne Johnson Signs Up For Potential Franchise About Guardian Teddy Bears Based On A Picture

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 22, 2013 4:41 PM
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Dwayne Johnson has signed up to produce and potentially star in a New Line pick-up that's said to be based on an illustration. Yes, just a single illustration. Ideas can come from anywhere, right? Even Twitter accounts, as we've seen in the past.