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Preview 'Drivers Wanted' (New Yorkers, Meet Your Taxi Drivers)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 16, 2012 4:58 PM
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Spoken in my Law & Order opening voiceover voice: Each day, a million New Yorkers depend on the anonymous faces behind the wheels, the men who tirelessly drive the city that doesn't sleep. These are their stories... [DUN!]

No 'Red Hook Summer' Reunion; Nate Parker Is Out Of Spike Lee's 'Oldboy' (Scheduling Conflict)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 16, 2012 3:46 PM
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Preview Ambitious Ensemble South African Crime Saga 'Four Corners'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 16, 2012 2:28 PM
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The Four Corners -‘Die Vier Hoeke’ - is South African prison slang for the four corners of a prison cell.

'Middle Of Nowhere' Expands To Seven More Cities This Friday

  • By Sergio
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  • October 16, 2012 2:25 PM
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For those of you have yet to see, and have been dying to see Ava DuVernay's film Middle of Nowhere, especially after the fantastic word-of-mouth the film has been getting, and the news we reported this weekend that it had the highest gross per screen of any film currently playing in theaters, many more of you will have that chance.

Call To Filmmakers To Submit Films To 2nd Annual Australian African Film Festival

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 16, 2012 1:38 PM
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Yes, there's an African Film Festival Down Under. African people cover the planet! We're everywhere! :)

Preview Post-2008 Election Ensemble Couples Drama 'Oakville'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 16, 2012 1:05 PM
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Check out the trailer for an indie feature titled Oakville, which, according to the press kit, portrays a dramatic cross section of hopes and dreams buoyed by the potentials of a new Administration. As the lives of two couples intersect on election night, 2008, a struggle with conventional perceptions and morals ensues, threatening not only a vision of their new world but ultimately of themselves.

Opening In NY & LA This Weekend - 'We Are Legion: The Story Of The Hacktivists'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 16, 2012 12:47 PM
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When I read about radical movements like these, one of the first things I think about is how much involvement there is from people of color, especially black people, since that's the group we're most interested in here, and given that its subject matter is one that I think speaks to a recognizable history of struggle/fight against authority/oppression, as well as revolution, in a fight for rights - a history (and still very much a present) that black people all over the world will be intimately familiar with.

Notes From A Festival Programmer: Your Marketing Should Start BEFORE You’re Accepted, Not After

  • By Charles Judson
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  • October 16, 2012 12:18 PM
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Read the first post in this series HERE (titled Notes From A Film Festival Programmer: You STILL Have No Facebook Page Or Website????)

CNN Launches Film Division To Acquire Feature Documentaries For TV & Theatrical Release

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 16, 2012 12:04 PM
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I thought we'd reported this when it was announced last week, but we didn't. So, here's a quickie if you weren't already aware...

First Look At John Akomfrah's 'Unfinished Conversation' + Review + Plans For Commercial Release

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 16, 2012 11:11 AM
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