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Denzel Washington Still Attached To 'A Bittersweet Life' Hollywood Remake?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 26, 2012 8:31 PM
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It didn't occur to me 6 days ago, when it was announced that Allen Hughes had been tapped to direct a remake of the 2005 South Korean gangster film, A Bittersweet Life, that 3 years ago, in 2009, Denzel Washington was attached to star in a Stateside remake of the same film.

Veteran Stage Director George C. Wolfe Signs Up To Helm Hilary Swank Drama 'You're Not You'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 26, 2012 7:49 PM
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George C. Wolfe is one of those black directors who's been in the game for years, even though his name is rarely mentioned on new project short lists. That's maybe because he's likely best known for his stage directing work - from Jelly's Last Jam, to Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk, to Topdog / Underdog, A Free Man Of Color, and more.

7th Annual Harlem International Film Festival Announces 2012 Award Winners

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 26, 2012 5:09 PM
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Exclusive: 'Middle Of Nowhere' Opening, 2nd Week Playdates + New AFFRM Exhibitor Relationships

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 26, 2012 4:34 PM
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African Feminist Engagements With Film (Feminist Africa Issue #16)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 26, 2012 4:02 PM
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Some *light* reading for you to do this weekend, or the next... courtesy of the African Women In Cinema blog, and the African Gender Institute within the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Cape Town.

Pasadena Playhouse Announces Casting, Creative Team For Lynn Nottage's 'Intimate Apparel'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 26, 2012 10:52 AM
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Intimate Apparel is a play written by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Lynn Nottage. Set in New York City in 1905, it centers on a young African American woman who travels to New York to pursue her dreams of becoming an independent woman as a seamstress.

Abu Dhabi Film Festival Announces 2012 Lineup (165 Films From 48 Countries, World Premieres)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 26, 2012 10:30 AM
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The Abu Dhabi Film Festival announced the full line-up of its upcoming sixth edition, which will run from October 11-20. A total of 81 feature length films and 84 short films representing 48 countries will be screened at the Festival, with world premieres from Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, Lebanon, Qatar and the UAE, and even the Sparkle remake, as well as Flight starring Denzel Washington, among other titles from the USA.

Kenyan Crime Drama 'Nairobi Half Life' Is Country's Entry For Best Foreign Language Film Oscar

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 26, 2012 9:49 AM
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Kenyan crime drama titled Nairobi Half Life, from director David Tosh Gitonga, is Kenya's selection for the Best Foreign Language Oscar category, making it just the second film from Kenya to be entered into the race (the first was 2008's Heart of Fire, a Kenyan/German co-production about civil war in Eritrea. However, despite the entry, the film didn't make the short list of final nominations by the Academy for the 2009 Awards.

Northwestern University To Hold Panel Discussion Examining The Impact Of Tyler Perry's Work

  • By Sergio
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  • September 25, 2012 9:52 PM
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With the exception of those NAACP Image Awards, Tyler Perry will most likely never win any important awards, or garner any major accolades.

Michel Ocelot's Lauded 'Tales Of The Night' Opens For 1 Week At IFC Starting 9/26 (Trailer)

  • By Courtney
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  • September 25, 2012 8:32 PM
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Opening tomorrow at IFC Center cinemas here in NYC, for 1 WEEK ONLY, starting tomorrow, Wednesday, September 25, 2013, is celebrated French animator, Michel Ocelot's recent feature film, Tales Of The Night.