Amongst the 36 projects selected for Rotterdam’s 29th co-production market CineMart, which was announced today, is the second feature by Kenyan filmmaker Hawa Essuman, whose first film, Soul Boy, was produced by Tom Tykwer, and toured the film festival circuit in 2010 and 2011.
One upcoming Viola Davis film that was announced in the spring and that we haven't heard much or written about since that announcement got a title change; and maybe that explains why my Google alerts setup hasn't notified me of any new developments with the film because I didn't know about, and thus didn't make the name change.
Scheduled to be released on home video just before the big screen Battleship will open in theaters... Mario Van Peebles and Carl "Action Jackson" Weathers will star in what is essentially a rip-off of the big screen Battleship movie, titled American Battelship.
Roger Ebert named Alrick Brown's Kinyarwanda on his Top 11 Films of 2011 list, along with other choices such as Tree of Life, A Separation and Shame. Ebert said that Borwn's film shook him "deeply" and that it is a film of "great emotional impact."