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New On DVD/VOD - “Dreams Of A Life” (An Investigation Into The Mysterious Life & Death Of Joyce Vincent)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 21, 2012 2:40 PM
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Now on DVD (but only for UK audiences - at least at this moment) - Carol Morley's critically-acclaimed docu-drama Dreams of a Life, which stars Zawe Ashton - a British film that we've talked about ad naseam here on S&A, which I reviewed; Emmanuel interviewed its star a little bit ago; so most of you should be familiar with the film at this point.

Tyler Perry's "Alex Cross" Gets A Rating From The MPAA (Expect Sexual Content & Nudity)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 21, 2012 2:21 PM
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OMG I'm absolutely shocked! I didn't at all see this coming AT ALL!

John Akomrah Given Princess Margriet Award + Details On His Next Film Project "Peripeteia"

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  • March 21, 2012 2:04 PM
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The man probably has a basement full of these awards by now; here's another to add to his stash.

Pancreatic Cancer Claims Life Of ActNow Foundation Founder Aaron Ingram; Memorial Service This Friday

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 21, 2012 1:14 PM
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Most of you who knew him, whether personally or professionally, and/or the non-profit black film organization he created, likely have already heard the news of his passing on Monday, March 19th, after battling pancreatic cancer for 2 years.

Derek Luke, Evan Ross, Lela Rochon Join Danny Glover in "Supremacy" (White Supremacist Takes Blk Family Hostage)

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • March 20, 2012 7:50 PM
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We posted about this film last month, when Tambay announced that Danny Glover was slated to star in Supremacy, a film based on the real life story of a white supremacist who takes a black family hostage after killing a cop.
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XLrator Media Acquires Worldwide Rights To Mario Van Peeble's "We The Party"

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • March 20, 2012 6:31 PM
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A film we have covered on this site several times before, and needs no introduction at this point...

Ashley Walters Gives Further Details On UK "Bad Boys" Project He & Noel Clarke Are Producing; Aiming For 2012

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 20, 2012 3:50 PM
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Noel Clarke first mentioned this a few months ago, and reiterated plans to produce a UK version of Bad Boys, which he co-wrote with Top Boy's Ashley Walters (another black Brit who also seems to be doing far better than others, given recent reports on the lack of opportunities for black Brit talent in the UK).

South Africa’s M-Net Launches Ambitious Video On Demand Service For African Cinema (The African Film Library)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 20, 2012 3:13 PM
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An initiative of South Africa's Electronic Media Network (M-Net), the African Film Library (AFL at www.africanfilmlibrary.com) makes African cinema easily accessible for movie lovers all over the world, with 110 films available at launch (although it's acquired the rights to around 600 additional titles to come.

Jacky Ido, Emayatzy Corinealdi Headline Nefertite Nguvu's Feature Debut "In The Morning" (To Be Shot By Arthur Jafa)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 20, 2012 1:52 PM
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We featured a Kickstarter campaign for this project last fall (it met its goal thankfully), and it's been on my "watch-list" since then - the debut feature film from writer/director/producer Nefertite Nguvu titled In The Morning, to be shot be by Arthur Jafa (a name I'm sure many of you are familiar with already - he was the DP for a number of projects including Julie Dash's Daughters Of The Dust, and Spike Lee's Crooklyn); Arthur will also co-produce along with Erin Judd (producer and creative director of No Frames), and art direction by Susan Linss (who's collaborated with the likes of Hype Williams and Kanye West, and worked with directors like Brett Ratner and Doug Liman).

College of William And Mary In Williamsburg, VA Welcomes Spike Lee On March 27th

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 20, 2012 1:05 PM
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For all of you at the College of William & Mary, or if you live in Williamsburg, VA... this event takes place exactly 1 week from today, on March 27th.
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