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Watch 3 new Clips From Omar Sy's Buddy-Cop Dramedy 'On The Other Side Of The Tracks'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 18, 2012 12:28 PM
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Cesar Award-winnng French actor Omar Sy's first post-Intouchables release, titled De l’autre côté du périph, or On The Other Side Of The Tracks, was acquired by The Weinstein Company - specifically for North America, Latin America and China. Although no word yet on release dates.
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Sam Pollard Developing Documentary Features On John Coltrane and The Rise & Fall Of ACORN

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 18, 2012 11:32 AM
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Long-time Spike Lee editor (as well as director and producer in his own right) Sam Pollard, has been a busy filmmaker lately. His feature documentary for PBS, Slavery By Another Name, made its debut at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, in the documentary competition section; and most recently we reported on his teaming with Melissa Haizlip to produce the feature documentary Mr. SOUL!: Ellis Haizlip and the Birth of Black Power TV.

Gbenga Akinnagbe Headlines Jono Oliver's 'Home' (Man Suffering From Mental Illness Trying To Rebuild His Life)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 18, 2012 10:57 AM
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From writer/director/producer Jono Oliver comes a drama titled Home, which stars Gbenga Akinnagbe, Tawny Cypress, Danny Hoch, James McDaniel, Joe Morton, Isiah Whitlock and others.

Watch Forest Whitaker & Common In Trailer For Indie Crime Drama 'Pawn'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 18, 2012 10:21 AM
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Forest Whitaker and Common co-star in this indie crime drama alongside Michael Chiklis and Ray Liotta, titled Pawn.

Help Fund 'One Day I Too Go Fly' (4-Year Chronicle Of 5 African Engineering Students At MIT)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 17, 2012 10:38 PM
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I'm late on this; It looks like a project that's worth your attention and contributions, so without me taking up more time explaining it, since, as of this posting, the campaign has 34 hours left to reach its goal, I'll just let the filmmakers speak for themselves, via the email I received, as well as the Kickstarter campaign video that follows; The project's Kickstarter campaign goal is $30,000, and, as of this posting, has reached $25,944, with 34 hours left to go; so it needs to raise an additional $4,056 in about 1 1/2 days.

A Luke Cage Movie Directed By Quentin Tarantino, Starring Laurence Fishburne?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 17, 2012 8:59 PM
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Before you get all worked up about the idea, don't worry, it's not something that's actually going to happen; but rather something that almost DID happen, many moons ago, before Quentin Tarantino made Pulp Fiction.

Ice-T Exec Produced 'Iceberg Slim: Portrait Of A Pimp' Picked Up For Spring USA Theatrical

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 17, 2012 8:12 PM
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Phase 4 Films has acquired US and Canadian rights to Jorge Hinojosa's Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp which made its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this fall.

Exclusive: Wynton Marsalis In Talks To Score 'Robeson' (Prominent Director In Talks To Helm)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 17, 2012 7:01 PM
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An update to our December 4 piece, announcing that British actor and co-star of Showtime's hit drama series Homeland, David Harewood, was in talks to play Paul Robeson in an independently-produced biopic on the life of the legendary man behind the voice, the actor, singer, activist, and all-around Renaissance Man, who would've been 114 years old this year, were he still alive.

Projects From Egypt, Ghana, Senegal Selected To Receive Sundance Institute Doc Grants

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 17, 2012 5:28 PM
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Powerful, Award-Winning Drama 'War Witch' Released on VOD And Theatrical Starting In Feb.

  • By Sergio
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  • December 17, 2012 5:17 PM
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We've been following this powerful, harrowing film, titled War Witch, regularly on S & A, and it's one that I've been especially dying to see after Tambay's rave review last spring (HERE).