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Melvin Van Peebles Will Celebrate 80th Birthday w/ Surprise-Filled Tribute At Film Forum

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 11, 2012 11:38 AM
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The event is about a week and a half from today, August 21, so if you're in NYC, or plan to be, you're encouraged to purchase tickets now - $12.50 general. 

Garcelle Beauvais Will Be Jamie Foxx's Wife (The FLOTUS) In Thriller 'White House Down'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 10, 2012 7:53 PM
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Garcelle Beauvais has joined the cast of Roland Emmerich's thriller White House Down, which already stars Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Lance Reddick.

RIP Al Freeman Jr.

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 10, 2012 4:37 PM
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The son of African American stage actor Al Freeman (1884-1956), and star of stage, TV and film, Al Freeman Jr. (born Albert Cornelius Freeman Jr., on March 21, 1934, in San Antonio, Texas), has died at the age of 78 years old.

'The Story of Lover's Rock To Open CaribbeanTales Toronto Showcase (Canadian Premiere)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 10, 2012 2:47 PM
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I saw the film last year, and also reviewed it on S&A, and it's recommended for you folks up north; so give it a look when it makes its Canadian premiere in less than a month.

Preview Meta-fictional Feature 'Tango Macbeth' - A play, Inside A Documentary, Inside A Film

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 10, 2012 2:25 PM
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In reading the synopsis for this, I immediately thought of William Greaves' 1968 momentous Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One, and its layers of metatextual storytelling, inherent in the concept of the story: that of a documentary, inside a documentary, inside a documentary.

E. Roger Mitchell Cast As Toughie Chaff In 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 10, 2012 1:36 PM
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E. Roger Mitchell has been cast as troublemaker Chaff in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Lionsgate announced today.

3 Finalists Announced In South Africa's Next Top Filmmaker 2012 Competition

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 10, 2012 1:11 PM
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Catching up on my emails today... here's one that I missed from July (the 3 finalists above):

Antonia Thomas Joins Cast Of 'Northern Soul' - On 1960s Music, Dance Movement (Watch Promo)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 10, 2012 10:31 AM
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Misfits star Antonia Thomas revealed in an interview this week with the Next Now Next blog that she'll be co-starring in an upcoming feature film on the Northern Soul dance music and dance movement that emerged, initially in Northern England in the late 1960s.

'Kirikou And The Men And Women' Gets A Glossy Poster

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 10, 2012 9:52 AM
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A quick recap... the pint-sized Senegalese hero Kirikou is returning for yet another animated adventure titled Kirikou et les hommes et les femmes (Kirikou And The Men And Women) - this, however, will be the first film in the franchise to be produced in stereoscopic 3D, a format French director Michel Ocelot used for the first time on Tales of the Night (2011).

New In USA Theaters This Weekend - '2 Days In New York' & 'Red Hook Summer'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 10, 2012 9:05 AM
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Both make their theatrical debuts this weekend - although 2 Days In New York has been available as a VOD rental for about a month now, meaning some of you likely have already seen it.