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'Cotton Club Parade' Will Sing And Dance Its Way Onto Broadway This Fall

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 9, 2013 6:14 PM
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The acclaimed production of Cotton Club Parade, which originally ran at New York City Center in November 2011, and then returned again last fall due to strong response, is heading to Broadway this fall, producers announced earlier today.

First Look At Halle Berry In Thriller 'The Call'

  • By Sergio
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  • January 9, 2013 6:10 PM
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No trailer yet, so all we have is this - just a first look photo at Halle Berry from her latest film, the Sony/TriStar thriller titled, The Call, which comes out on March 15th.

Author Sol Turick Has Passed Away; Watch 'The Warriors' (Cult Classic Based On His Novel)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 9, 2013 1:33 PM
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The New York Times has reported that author Sol Yurick died on Saturday in New York City, at age 87. Cause of death was complications of lung cancer, according to his daughter, Susanna Yurick.

African filmmakers Urged To Enter INPUT 2013 (International Exchange Of Programming & Ideas)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 9, 2013 11:03 AM
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INPUT was born during a conference organized by CIRCOM (the European Association of Regional Television) and the Rockefeller Foundation in Bellagio, Italy in 1978. The founders at the Conference determined the need for an international exchange of quality programming and ideas between North America and Europe. Over the years, its reach and participation has grown immensely, and today, INPUT includes participants and programming from just about every single continent, allowing delegates to view a multitude of programs, representing a much wider expression of audio/visual cultures.

The Original 1976 'Sparkle' Coming Out On Blu-Ray DVD In May

  • By Sergio
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  • January 9, 2013 10:46 AM
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I wrote last year, around the time of the release of Sony/Tri-Star Pictures' remake of Sparkle, why Warners Bros was sitting on its hands and not jumping at the opportunity to release a restored blu-ray edition of their original 1976 version of Sparkle.

Olivia Zinnah, Subject Of Upcoming Child Rape Documentary, Dies

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 8, 2013 6:21 PM
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Sad to report on the death of Olivia Zinnah, the young girl who is at the center of an upcoming feature documentary I profiled in August, 2012 - titled Small Small Thing - directed by Jessica Vale.

Remastered 'King: A Filmed Record...Montgomery to Memphis' Coming To DVD In 2-Disc Set

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 8, 2013 5:39 PM
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Just in time for MLK day... Mastered in HD from the 35mm preservation negative, the3-hour, landmark, Academy Award nominated film for Best Documentary (1970), King: A Filmed Record...Montgomery to Memphis, will be released on DVD, on January 15, courtesy of Kino Classics.

Watch 6 Clips From 'Fire In Blood' (USA Involvement In Blocking Aids Drugs From Reaching Africa)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 8, 2013 5:08 PM
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Continuing our highlights of films scheduled to screen at month's Sundance Film Festival, here are a whole bunch of clips from a feature documentary we previously profiled, that will compete in the World Cinema Documentary category, titled Fire In Blood, from director Dylan Mohan Gray.

Trailer, Poster For Upcoming Indie Action/Thriller 'blackhats' (Bounty Hunter Tracking Hackers)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 8, 2013 4:04 PM
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As the debate about "genre" movies centered around black characters continues...

20th Anniversary Screening Of 'Just Another Girl On The I.R.T.' + Panel Discussion w/ Leslie Harris (NYC)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 8, 2013 2:56 PM
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Leslie Harris came along during what I'd call the golden 90s - when there was promise of a "revival" or a new wave in black cinema; one that seemed to flutter, wasn't sustained, and never fully actualized.