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Controversial Acclaimed Doc "Scenes of a Crime" Held Over in New York for One More Week

  • By Jasmin
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  • April 3, 2012 7:15 PM
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New York audiences will have at least one more week to see Scenes of a Crime, the documentary by Grover Babcock and Blue Hadaech following the interrogation of a man for the murder of his young son.

Preview PBS Doc "When the Drum is Beating," Exploring 6 Decades of Haitian History Through Music

  • By Jasmin
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  • March 28, 2012 7:46 PM
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When the Drum is Beating tells the story of six decades of Haitian history seen through the lens of Septentrional - a 20-piece band whose fusion of Cuban big band and Hatian voodoo beats continued through dictatorships, natural disasters, coup d’états, and chaos, navigating the ups and downs, the glory and the tragedy of the country.

See Trailer for "Triggering Wounds" Gun Violence Documentary, Produced by Harlem Teens

  • By Jasmin
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  • March 28, 2012 5:40 PM
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A group of students in The Maysles Institute Teen Producers After School Program has come together to find solutions to gun violence in Harlem - by using their skills in media.

SFIFF '12 Preview: Poor Family Struggles While Country Hosts World Cup in Doc "Meanwhile in Mamelodi"

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • March 27, 2012 9:45 PM
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The 55th San Francisco International Film Festival unveiled its lineup earlier today to reveal the following films profiled in S&A: 2011 SXSW Jury Award winner Gimme The Loot, the French comedy The Untouchables, The Double Steps (which I reviewed HERE), the Sheldon Candis drama LUV, the French/German drama Sleeping Sickness, and Andrea Arnold's Wuthering Heights.

Trailer: "Roadmap To Apartheid" Doc Explores Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Via South African Apartheid (Alice Walker Narrates)

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • March 23, 2012 7:42 PM
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Here's another documentary premiering at the Atlanta Film Festival this month...

Doc Trailer: Poor Brazilians Escape Slum Life By Joining The Circus in "Without A Net" (ATL Film Fest)

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • March 23, 2012 6:21 PM
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Premiering this month at the Atlanta Film Festival, the brazilian documentary Without A Net, helmed by Kelly J. Richardson follows a group of young men and women who, struggling to survive in the controlled drug slums of Rio de Janeiro, take their chances and prepare for the town's circus act.

Whoopi Goldberg To Helm Documentary On Late Stand-Up Comedy Pioneer Moms Mabley

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • March 21, 2012 6:54 PM
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Gearing to finish the project by fall, Whoopi Goldberg is set to direct the approximately 90-minute documentary titled I Got Somethin' To Tell You. The doc will be on the life of Jackie "Moms" Mabley, the African American stand up comedy pioneer, who died in 1975.

SXSW '12 Preview: Doc "Wildness" Portrait of Historic L.A. Bar of Latin/LGBT Immigrant Communities

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • March 7, 2012 8:48 PM
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Directed by L.A. performer and filmmaker Wu Tsang, the documentary Wildness will premiere this weekend at the SXSW Film Festival in Austin. Wildness revolves around the nightly performers and entertainment of Silver Bar in L.A., patronized by the Latin/LGBT communities since 1963. The 75-min doc screened at MOMA in NYC last month.

Acclaimed Doc "Family Affair" Premieres On OWN Documentary Club Tonight @ 8pm ET/PT

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • March 1, 2012 7:49 PM
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I wish my cable provider included Oprah's OWN Network right about now...

Watch New Trailer for "Color Outside The Lines" - Documentary About African American Tattoo Artists

  • By Monique
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  • February 28, 2012 6:03 PM
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A few weeks ago, I received a new trailer for Color Outside the Lines, an engaging documentary that gives an honest voice to the history, struggles and triumphs of African-American tattoo artists. I never posted it at Shadow and Act because, well, shit happens! It goes that way sometimes; things get buried or lost and you fall a step behind in the game, but what’s important is that I have it now; and I can also say that I’ve seen an early screener of the film and nope [wags finger]…I’ll save that discussion for another day. Since then, the team behind the film, Artemus Jenkins [director] and Miya Bailey [artist | producer] have launched an official website for the film. For readers who missed my initial post on the film, check it out, HERE.