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Join Us TONIGHT For The Opening Of Acclaimed South African Drama 'Otelo Burning' At MIST Harlem Cinemas

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 28, 2012 10:29 AM
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It's finally here! The USA theatrical run begins TONIGHT for award-winning filmmaker Sara Blecher's "City of God meets Blue Crush" South African coming-of-age drama Otelo Burning - a gripping story of township kids as they discover surfing, set in late 1980s, against the backdrop of Nelson Mandela’s release from prison.

Kickstarter Campaign For Documentary About Black Women In World War II

  • By Sergio
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  • November 28, 2012 9:10 AM
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Granted there are a lot of Kickstarter campaigns for a lot of black independent films. Some of them are worthwhile and others...not so worthwhile. But now and then, a project comes along that stands above the rest.

Tyler Perry Hit With Lawsuit Claiming Plot Of 'Good Deeds' Was Stolen

  • By Sergio
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  • November 28, 2012 8:34 AM
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There isn't a successful filmmaker alive who hasn't been slapped with a lawsuit at one time or another claiming that a film of theirs was stolen from someone else. Just ask Steven Spielberg how many times he was hit with lawsuits over Raiders of the Lost Ask and E.T. So welcome to the club Tyler!

Mike Tyson's One-Man Show Set For National Tour Next Year

  • By Sergio
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  • November 28, 2012 12:04 AM
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Mike Tyson's recent one-man show on Broadway, Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth, which was directed by Spike Lee, will begin a 10-week nationwide tour starting in early 2013.

'Django Unchained' Still Editing At The Last Minute

  • By Sergio
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  • November 27, 2012 8:03 PM
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Right now, as you're reading this, there's some pretty fierce last minute editing going on for Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained , in order to get it ready for Academy and film critics award screenings, starting on December 5th.

Lance Reddick Options 'In War They Come' (Sci-Fi/Action Script) As Starring Vehicle For Himself

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 27, 2012 4:39 PM
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More genre fare from Monsieur Lance Reddick that should make many of you happy!

In 'Let Fury Have The Hour,' Chuck D, Van Jones & Others Discuss Role Of Artists In Affecting Social Change

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 27, 2012 1:35 PM
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A call to action, the short story goes... In the 1980s, a generation of artists used their creativity to respond to the reactionary politics that came to define the culture at the time. In director Antonino D Ambrosio's Let Fury Have The Hour, over 50 notable musicians, artists, and thinkers are brought together to trace a social history from the cynical heydays of Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher, to today, ultimately imparting a message of hope.

ADIFF 2012 - Moussa Touré’s Acclaimed 'La Pirogue' Makes Its USA Premiere TONIGHT; Got Tickets?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 27, 2012 12:45 PM
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Viola Davis Education Reform Drama 'Won't Back Down' Heading To Blu-ray/DVD 1/15 w/ Bonus Features

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 27, 2012 12:20 PM
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Oscar nominees Maggie Gyllenhaal and Viola Davis lead a stellar cast in what was supposed to have been an empowering drama inspired by actual events, but was ultimately just not very good, saved by its strong cast.

Kenyan *Superhero* Drama 'Leo' Makes World Premiere This Week; Watch Trailer, Interview w/ Director

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 27, 2012 12:00 PM
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One of the things I love about what I do here is learning about new and interesting projects, while in their early stages of development, keeping up with them as they make progress, until they are complete and ready to screened commercially.