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SnagFilms Acquires 2012 Sundance Documentary "Under African Skies"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 12, 2012 11:27 AM
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Adding to an extensive library of recent pickups that includes Alrick Brown's Sundance 2011 award-winning Kinyarwanda, SnagFilms (parent company of indieWIRE) has acquired exclusive rights to another set of 5 documentaries and features, including the 2012 Sundance documentary Under African Skies, Joe Berlinger's Paul Simon/Graceland project, which follows all sides of the complex story behind the artistic, political and commercial divide of Simon's historic album.

Tom Cruise To Join Beyonce In "A Star Is Born" Remake?

  • By Sergio
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  • March 11, 2012 12:37 PM
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According to media sources, Warner Bros and director Clint Eastwood are currently in talks with Tom Cruise to be the male lead with Beyonce for their planned  A Star is Born remake scheduled to start shooting soon.

"A Thousand Words" Makes Rotten Tomatoes History

  • By Sergio
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  • March 10, 2012 9:00 PM
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I know beating up on Eddie Murphy's latest disaster A Thousand Words is like kicking a dead horse. What's the point? It's suffered enough already. And yet it's like a guy with a "Kick Me" sign taped to his back. You just can't help yourself. You have to kick it

Critics Trounce Eddie Murphy's "A Thousand Words"

  • By Sergio
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  • March 9, 2012 8:54 AM
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It shouldn't be any surprise that Eddie Murphy's comedy A Thousand Words, which finally opened today after numerous delays, is getting no love from the critics.

Naomie Harris In Talks To Play Winnie Mandela Opposite Idris Elba's Nelson Mandela In Biopic

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 9, 2012 8:14 AM
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Naomie Harris is reportedly "in talks" to star as Winnie Mandela opposite Idris Elba's as Nelson Mandela in the new biopic announced a few weeks ago.

Viola Davis To Tackle Barbara Jordan Biopic With Paris Barclay Directing

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 8, 2012 9:58 PM
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I believe this is the 3rd announced project that she's developing via her recently-formed (with her husband) JuVee production company...

See "Woman Thou Art Loosed!: On the 7th Day" 2 Weeks Early (On 3/29 w/ Neema Barnette, Pam Grier In Person)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 8, 2012 5:04 PM
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It doesn't officially open until April 13th, but New Yorkers will get a chance to see it 2 weeks early thanks to a preview screening of it at the theaters at the Museum Of The Moving Image in Queens.

Julie Dash, Arthur Jafa To Attend 20th Anniversary of "Daughters of the Dust" (ReMixed & ReMastered Vol 2)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 8, 2012 2:25 PM
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An event I'd love to attend, but won't be able to, since I'll be at SXSW when it happens tomorrow, March 9th; but those of you who'll be here in NYC, take advantage. It's a FREE event!

Film Series Celebrating 100 Years Of The ANC (African National Congress)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 8, 2012 12:00 PM
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Courtesy of the African Diaspora International Film Festival, the details follow below... I plan to attend so maybe I'll see you there:

Louisiana Film Prize Launches With $50,000 Grand Prize - Submit Your Film Now

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 8, 2012 11:24 AM
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For all you daredevils out there... :)