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"ALL ME:The Life And Times Of Winfred Rembert" Screening In N.Y.

  • By Sergio
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  • December 15, 2011 11:38 AM
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The Maysles Cinema, located at 343 Lenox Ave in New York, will be screening director Vivian Ducat's award winning documenatry ALL ME: The life and Times of Winfred Rembert on Jan.11 2012.

Cool New Poster For Found-Footage-Style Thriller "Chronicle" ("Red Tails'" Michael B. Jordan As A Super-powered Teen)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 15, 2011 10:56 AM
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Profiled this upcoming movie a few weeks back...

Watch: 2011, The International Year For People Of African Descent, As Designated By The UN, Comes To A Close

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 14, 2011 10:49 PM
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My parting shot for the night (thanks to the Afro Europe blog for the reminder)...

"Awkward Black Girl" Talks Turning Series Into TV Show, Hollywood Meetings, Donald Glover Parties, Chris Rock Assists, More

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 14, 2011 9:45 PM
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America's favorite Awkward Black Girl, Ms Issa Rae (you know her) continues her global expansion... this time New York magazine's Vulture gives the web series some pub in a chat with Issa Rae.

2012 Sundance Film Fest Selects "Daughters Of The Dust" For "From The Collection" Special Screening + Julie Dash To Be Present

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 14, 2011 9:07 PM
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Yet another reason to attend Sundance 2012, if already announced lineup of films didn't push you over the fence... another honor for Julie Dash's seminal film; plus she's expected to be there in person to introduce it and participate in a discussion afterward.

Official "Pariah" Opening Info (The 9 Cities & Theaters It'll Play In During Its First 2 Weeks Of Release)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 14, 2011 8:32 PM
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Exactly 2 weeks from today, December 28, Dee Rees' award-winning feature film debut, which we've covered quite extensively on S&A, will make its commercial theatrical debut in 3 cities; a week later, January 6th, 2012, it'll expand to 6 more cities.

Isaac Julien Film Retrospective In Boston Next Month. Tickets Available Now!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 14, 2011 5:10 PM
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Hey Bostonians... if you're not at all familiar with the work of black British filmmaker Isaac Julien, (we've highlighted some of his work on S&A, notably his allegorical snapshot of late 1970s London, Young Soul Rebels, which co-starred a young Sophie Okonedo, and the poetic documentary Looking For Langston), here's your chance to become familiar with the films of this contempary of other black British filmmakers previously discussed on S&A - notably John Akomfrah and Menelik Shabazz.
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The Surprising "Must See" Television Shows For President Obama Are...

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • December 14, 2011 2:24 PM
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I've always been a fervent supporter of President Obama and when he revealed back in 2008 his love of HBO's The Wire, his stock increased.  After all, it wasn't a "safe" pick to name and, in my opinion, it conveyed a certain edginess.

Trailer For Tyler Perry's "Good Deeds" Arrives!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 14, 2011 2:14 PM
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Well, here you go folks! No intro necessary...the first trailer for Tyler Perry's Good Deeds. Posted without further comment; Enjoy :)
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Producers Guild Of America Says Your Foreign-Language Film Will Be Rejected For Awards Consideration So Don't Bother Submitting

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 14, 2011 1:45 PM
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For the uninitiated, the Producer's Guild Award is one of the awards season’s most anticipated events, celebrating the best in producing work for the year. Considered a predictor for the Best Picture Oscar, a nomination for this marquee awards season honorary could certainly help boost awareness for any film - especially an independent film.