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Spike Lee's 'Red Hook Summer' MPAA Rating: R or NC17?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 20, 2012 1:50 PM
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Reading THIS piece on the Los Angeles Times' website to learn that Spike Lee's Red Hook Summer, will be given an R rating by the MPAA - at least, that's what the LA Times says/.

Watch Trailer For South African Action Comedy 'Gog' Helen' (Family, Crooks & A Mattress Full Of Cash)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 20, 2012 12:20 PM
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Here's a trailer for a project I profiled earlier this week; a trailer didn't exist at the time, but one was uploaded to YouTube yesterday, which I was alerted to this morning.

'Tula, The Revolt' To Go Into Production This Fall (Scripted Feature On 1795 Slave Uprising In Curacao)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 20, 2012 11:31 AM
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'Red Hook Summer' Theater Listings (Is It Coming To A Theater Near You?)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 20, 2012 10:55 AM
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New Yorkers will get to see it before everybody else when it opens on August 10th in 4 theaters in the city - Landmark Sunshine, AMC Empire 25, AMC Magic Johnson Harlem 9, and BAM Rose Cinemas.

New In USA Theaters Today: Ensemble Dramedy '30 Beats' Co-starring Condola Rashad (Reviews Weak)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 20, 2012 10:34 AM
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Other than that movie about the grown man in a bat suit who does stuff...

197 Newly Digitized Films From The Archives Now Available For Viewing Online Via The Black Film Center

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 19, 2012 9:03 PM
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News you can most certainly use from the Black Film Center/Archive (the above photo is from In The Rapture):

"The Slender Thread" and "Up Tight!" Coming Out On Blu-ray DVD In October

  • By Sergio
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  • July 19, 2012 8:17 PM
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They keep saying that the DVD format is on its last legs and yet they still keep coming out with very interesting and worthwhile releases and especially older catalog studio titles (most of which are new to DVD) and for which there is still obviously a significant demand for.

Call For Filmmaker Submissions For BronzeLens 2012 (Deadline Imminent)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 19, 2012 8:12 PM
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More from the black film festival frontier... for all you filmmakers:

'The Double Life of Zhane Rain' (Drama Centered On Deaf Character Of African Descent Made By Deaf Filmmaker)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 19, 2012 7:51 PM
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A fundraising campaign from my inbox... I figured I'd let her tell her own story, with everything else you need to know underneath:

'Dancing With The Stars' Alum William Levy Taking The Lead In Tyler Perry's Next

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 19, 2012 6:17 PM
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Things that make you go hmm...