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Trailer For Short Film 'Text Tone' (Throwing Down The Gauntlet To Chicago Filmmakers)

  • By Sergio
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  • December 19, 2012 8:39 PM
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Of course there are black independent filmmakers all over the country from coast to coast, including Chicago. In fact Chicago has a long history of black cinema.

1st Poster For 'American Promise' (Urgent Conversation On Black Male Achievement In Education)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 19, 2012 7:47 PM
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Here's the brand-new first official poster from the Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson Sundance Film Festival-bound documentrary American Promise - a 12-year journey that follows their (the filmmakers') son and his best friend, from kindergarten at a private prep school, all the way through high school graduation.

President Abdoulaye Wade's Challenge Of Senegal’s Constitution To Be Subject Of Upcoming Doc

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 19, 2012 7:05 PM
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Former president of Senegal, Abdoulaye Wade's second term in office saw the his popularity take a beating, as many were upset by the lack of progress in dealing with infrastructure problems in the country as well as rising inflation.

Campaign Underway To Get Beyonce To Drop Pepsi Deal

  • By Sergio
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  • December 19, 2012 6:17 PM
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Following up on Tambay's item last week about Beyonce's $50 million deal with Pepsi, The Washington D.C. based public heath advocacy organization, The Center for Science in the Public Interest, has issued an open letter to Beyonce, asking her to seriously reconsider the deal.

'Twenty Feet From Stardom' Traces The Uncelebrated Backup Singers' History Through The Present-Day

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 19, 2012 6:16 PM
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What a great idea for a documentary - one that I'd love to check out. 

Richard Pryor Retrospective At BAMcinématek, Brooklyn (10 Days, 20 Films, All in 35mm)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 19, 2012 4:23 PM
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Hey New Yorkers! While you're waiting for that Marlon Wayans, Chris Rock-produced Richard Pryor biopic to become a reality, here's some Richard Pryor news that I think many of you will greatly appreciate and cheer.

'I Need A Pump' - 1st Trailer For Michael Bay's 'Pain And Gain' (Wahlberg, The Rock, Mackie Star)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 19, 2012 4:01 PM
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Zimbabwean Kudzanai Chiurai Tackles Civil War In Africa On Film, Via The Last Supper

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 19, 2012 2:11 PM
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Interesting looking (and sounding) short film here, scheduled to screen at the Sundance Film Festival next month, in the Shorts Competition section.

First Look Images At George Tillman Jr.'s 'The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 19, 2012 1:09 PM
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Scheduled to make its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival next month is George Tillman Jr.'s The Inevitable Defeat Of Mister And Pete, which stars Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Jennifer Hudson, Anthony Mackie, Jordin Sparks, and Jeffrey Wright, in a drama that sees Jennifer Hudson as a drug addict mother whose arrest forces her son and his best friend to fend for themselves.

Red-Band US Release Trailer For Noel Clarke's 'Storage 24' Surfaces

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 19, 2012 11:32 AM
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Magnolia Pictures' genre arm Magnet Releasing acquired USA distribution rights to Noel Clarke's horror sci-fi film Storage 24, which was released in the UK earlier this year, and which got lots of coverage on S&A.