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Joy Bryant Taking The Lead Opposite Michael Ealy In 'Sexual Perversity In Chicago'

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  • August 15, 2012 6:27 PM
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Watch All 5 Focus Features Africa First Shorts Vol 2 Films Right Now!

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  • August 15, 2012 4:41 PM
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This is great!

Preview 'The Harvard Fellow' (1 Year Immersed In The Study Of Hip-Hop At An Ivy League School)

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  • August 15, 2012 4:04 PM
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Doc On Gold Medalist, 17 Year Old Claressa 'T-Rex' Shields, Youngest Woman To Box In Olympics

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  • August 15, 2012 3:12 PM
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With the 2012 Summer Olympics now officially behind us (unless you live in London anyway, where you all are probably still recovering from it all), a documentary feature film about 17 year-old Claressa "T-Rex" Shields, the youngest woman - and one of the first - to ever box in the Olympics, is in production.

Preview Feature Doc 'The Secret Disco Revolution' (You May Think You Know Disco, But You Don't)

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  • August 15, 2012 2:34 PM
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Might what we know as Disco actually contain hidden meanings, despite attempts by revisionist to re-shape it as as a misunderstood culture of protest? Through interviews with the likes of Gloria Gaynor, The Village People, Kool and the Gang and others, along with a goldmine of stock footage and speculative reenactments, The Secret Disco Revolution presents a comical investigation into disco and its "mysterious longevity."

Trailer - 'BMF: The Rise And Fall Of A Hip-Hop Drug Empire' (Opens In September)

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  • August 15, 2012 1:59 PM
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It was just over a year ago when we announced that a scripted feature film for the big screen based on the Black Mafia Family (BMF) was in development by Program Pictures, the production company behind Antoine Fuqua's in limbo Tupac Shakur biopic. 

Preview Sardonic Angolan Drama 'The Great Kilapy' (Con Man Becomes National Hero)

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  • August 15, 2012 1:10 PM
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I'm not entirely sure of what to make of this based on the trailer below, but I can say with certainty that I'm most curious to see the rest of it!

Preview Somali Pirate Thriller 'A Hijacking' (Takes Tragic Global Economic Disparities Into Consideration)

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  • August 15, 2012 12:24 PM
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The Somali pirate movie bomb-rush I expected to come over the last couple of years never did quite materialize, despite the few related projects that were announced.

First Look At Tatyana Ali, Lyriq Bent, Stephan James In Sudz Sutherland's Indie Drama 'Home Again'

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  • August 15, 2012 11:53 AM
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The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) lineup at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival includes premieres of three new feature films by acclaimed Toronto directors, showcasing the NFB’s role in unique and innovative Canadian cinema.

Two Jay-Z Docs Reportedly Coming: One From Will & Jada Smith; The Other, Ron Howard, Brian Grazer

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  • August 15, 2012 11:31 AM
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First, the New York Daily News (NYDN) reported that Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith were producing a Watch the Throne documentary, via their Overbrook Entertainment company. A portion of that doc was reportedly leaked onto the web last week, and according the the NYDN, the documentary film will give fans a look at the highly successful album’s recording process, and will make its premiere in full at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday, Sept. 9.