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Ciné Institute - A Film School Grows In Haiti And Is Seeking Faculty For 2012-13 Year

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 19, 2012 4:48 PM
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Ciné Institute provides Haitian youth with film education, training and production support that began as a film festival in Jacmel.

Ice-T's "Something From Nothing: The Art Of Rap" Gets UK Theatrical Release

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 19, 2012 2:34 PM
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They say black films don't sell overseas (if you actually believe that), but black music certainly does - especially rap music.

Antoine Fuqua Is Directing Don Cheadle's Miles Davis Project Apparently...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 19, 2012 2:07 PM
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Things that make you go hmmm...

New On DVD - John Akomfrah's 'Nine Muses' & Damon Russell's 'Snow On Tha Bluff'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 19, 2012 12:39 PM
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In Wendy's (MsWOO's) review of John Akomrah's The Nine Muses for S&A (HERE), she compared it to "attending an opera or perhaps classical music performance," calling it both an intellectual and a visceral experience, as both images and sound "flow over you" and "seep into you," and that "you should find this a deeply moving experience."

No Shocker: Oprah Admits Kardashian Clan Interview Was For Ratings

  • By Sergio
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  • June 19, 2012 11:22 AM
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Like I said last week, despite the criticism she got for "lowering the standards" of OWN, Oprah's interview with the Kardashians was a rating stunt and nothing that should be so horrible or shocking, since she has to do what she has to do to get people to watch OWN.

Sundance Institute Reveals 2012 Documentary Edit & Story Labs Projects ('Sembene!' Makes The Cut)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 19, 2012 9:33 AM
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A few projects on this list immediately caught my eye, and I'll further investigate each and profile here later (the Ousmane Sembene doc definitely is one to watch from here on, and I'm glad it's receiving the kind of broader attention).

Meet Bolaji Badejo - The 7ft 2in Nigerian Actor Who Played The Alien In 1979's 'Alien'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 18, 2012 9:00 PM
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It never occurred to me to browse through the credits of Ridley Scott's 1979 classic sci-fi/horror flick Alien, to find out who was underneath that monstrous Alien suit.

Official Poster Debut For Spike Lee's 'Red Hook Summer'

  • By Courtney
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  • June 18, 2012 7:02 PM
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Here's the poster debut for Spike Lee's much-talked about upcoming next joint, Red Hook Summer, which will be released on August 10 in the USA.

Jamie Foxx, Chris Rock, Idris Elba Reportedly Circling Lead Role In 'Intouchables' Remake

  • By Courtney
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  • June 18, 2012 5:10 PM
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We already know that The Weinstein Company (TWC) is moving full speed ahead with a remake of the French blockbuster hit The Intouchables, with Bridesmaids director Paul Feig is in early negotiations to direct the English-language remake for The Weinstein Company, and Colin Firth in early talks to star in the role played by François Cluzet.

It's Official: Mike Tyson's 1-Man Show Will Play On Broadway This Fall w/ Spike Lee Directing

  • By Courtney
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  • June 18, 2012 3:22 PM
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It was revealed (but not confirmed) last week that Mike Tyson's Las Vegas one-man show, The Undisputed Truth, would be heading to Broadway under Spike Lee's direction.
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