Shadow and Act

'Phunny Business' On DVD 10/2 (Rise & Fall of Premiere Black Comedy Club All Jokes Aside)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 21, 2012 12:50 PM
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Directed by John Davies, the feature-length documentary's synopsis reads:

Producers Guild of America Expands Fest List to Include Full Frame, Silverdocs, SXSW Film Fests

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 21, 2012 12:25 PM
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From a Full Frame Film Festival press release...

Kenyan Crime Drama 'Nairobi Half Life' Gets A Local Theatrical Premiere Date

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 21, 2012 12:08 PM
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NAIROBI HALF LIFE is opening in Nairobi on August 31st. Definitely screening at Westgate - come and enjoy! 

For The 1st Time In History, The Venice Film Fest Will Screen Selections Online (10 Features, 13 Shorts)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 21, 2012 11:44 AM
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I love this move some film festivals have taken (and continue to take), to ensure that their films are seen as widely as possible, as the festival itself happens. 

First Trailer For Noel Clarke's Wedding Rom-Com 'The Knot'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 21, 2012 10:53 AM
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Here's your first look at one of 3 films Brit Noel Clarke will release this year; the other 2 being the sports drama Fast Girls, which was released about 2 months ago, and the sci-fi thriller Storage 24, which was released in June. 

Melvin Van Peebles Is 80 Years Old Today... The Master Provocateur Is Still Going Strong

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 21, 2012 10:42 AM
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Happy 80th birthday to Melvin Van Peebles - one of those milestone birthdays, for a man who directed, quite possibly, one of the most polarizing black films ever made, the 1971 film Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song, with the intellectual and ideological fissure happening especially across class lines within the black community at the time.

Exclusive: Stephanie Allain Joins 'Dear White People' as Executive Producer

  • By Jasmin Tiggett
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  • August 21, 2012 10:12 AM
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If the success of the project's fundraising campaign wasn't enough, this piece of news definitely indicates that Dear White People should be coming to the big screen soon.

New On DVD, VOD - 50 Cent, Forest Whitaker, Robert De Niro Crime Drama 'Freelancers'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 21, 2012 9:53 AM
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As Vampire Super-Soldier Comic 'Bloodstrike' Heads To Big Screen, Who Should Play Chapel?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 20, 2012 8:07 PM
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More comic book adaptation mania... here's another, titled Bloodstrike, a 1993 publication from Rob Liefeld (creator of Deadpool, Cable and X-Force) who launched Image Comics in 1992, with the debut of the popular Youngblood franchise, which has gone on to sell 70 million copies worldwide. He's also worked for Marvel.

Psychological Thriller 'Desordres' ('Chaos') Gets A Trailer (Isaach De Bankolé, Sonia Rolland Star)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 20, 2012 6:37 PM
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Here's your first look at a psychological thriller we've been following since last fall - Désordres (Chaos), starring Isaach De Bankolé and French-Rwandan actress Sonia Rolland, as history professor Vincent, and his wife Marie who have just moved from Paris (with their son) into a farm near a small town in the south of France, looking forward to a quieter life. Marie, a retired renowned international pianist unwillingly follows her husband. From the very beginning, Thibaut, one of Vincent’s students (played by Niels Schneider), disrupts their family getaway, and slowly, the couple starts to come apart.