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Catch a Glimpse of Terrence Howard in Exclusive Video Spot for 'Sabotage'

  • By Jai Tiggett
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  • March 10, 2014 5:35 PM
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Coming to theaters on March 28 from Open Road Films, Sabotage is a crime drama about an elite DEA task force that takes on the world's deadliest drug cartels.

Interview: Tina Gordon Chism and Stephanie Allain Talk 'Peeples,' New Projects, and Changing the Black Image on Screen

  • By Jai Tiggett
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  • May 10, 2013 11:43 AM
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It was an effortless conversation, as you might expect. The two witty creatives who have a string of noted films to their credit (Drumline, ATL, Hustle & Flow, Something New, Hurricane Season, and others) could always be counted on to steer the conversation where it needed to go, and had lots to share about their experience making this film, and what they'll be tackling next.
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Haile Gerima Talks 'Teza,' 'Sankofa,' and His Concern for the Future of Black Indie Cinema (Part 2)

  • By Jasmin Tiggett
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  • August 21, 2012 10:47 AM
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"What is needed now is to be inclusive, to go and enter into a relationship with anybody nationally or internationally, but as a business with self-preservation, and not to go dissolve and die working for somebody else."

Exclusive: Haile Gerima Talks 'Teza,' 'Sankofa,' and His Concern for the Future of Black Indie Cinema

  • By Jasmin Tiggett
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  • August 17, 2012 11:08 AM
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"And for me it is not only wanting to tell your story, but to also tell it your way that’s part of the struggle. I am not interested only in telling a story, but I want to tell it my way."

'Finding the New Black' Interview with Jesse Williams ('Grey's Anatomy,' 'The Butler,' 'Question Bridge')

  • By Jasmin Tiggett
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  • August 1, 2012 10:23 AM
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"This is a different generation. We’re not categorized by these old-school black-and-white tropes that are just not relevant in today's society. But yet and still we keep pulling from the same pool of material we were pulling from in 1989 or 1993."

Exclusive: Wendell Pierce Discusses His Controversial Role in 'Four' (LAFF Premiere Today)

  • By Jasmin Tiggett
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  • June 15, 2012 11:32 AM
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Wendell Pierce, who stars as a married man hooking up with a white teenage boy in the film, spoke with me this week about his about his role, the potential criticism from it, and a few of his upcoming projects.

Exclusive: Omar Sy Talks Race and Representation in Hit French Comedy "The Intouchables"

  • By Jasmin Tiggett
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  • May 25, 2012 8:08 AM
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We chatted briefly with actor Omar Sy about the film that has seemed to stir racial controversy as well as win international acclaim, French comedy The Intouchables.  Set for U.S. release today, May 25, the movie has already become one of the highest grossing French films of all time, but has nevertheless been criticized for its handling of its interracial leads.

Exclusive: David Oyelowo Discusses His Roles in "96 Minutes," "The Butler," and More

  • By Jasmin Tiggett
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  • April 19, 2012 10:18 AM
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It’s a good time to be David Oyelowo. After appearing in several projects that have received recent attention on this site, including George Lucas’ Red Tails and The Help, he’ll be seen in five more films this year, including Ava DuVernay’s Middle of Nowhere, Lee Daniel’s The Paperboy, crime drama One Shot opposite Tom Cruise, and Steven Spielberg’s historical drama Lincoln.

"Finding the New Black" Interview w/"Oversimplification" Director Terence Nance

  • By Jasmin Tiggett
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  • April 13, 2012 10:55 AM
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"I know how I want things to turn out for the movies that I’m making, but I would never want to frame people’s expectations around what they’re going to see. But also, the idea that my first movie will have anything stylistically to do with my second or third, is an idea that I reject a little bit, other than it being engaging and good."

"Finding the New Black" Interview with TV Writer & Filmmaker Lena Waithe (Part 2)

  • By Jasmin Tiggett
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  • March 27, 2012 2:54 PM
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"We’re ‘80s babies. So we were coming of age in the ‘90s when Spike Lee was king of black cinema and Tyler Perry wasn’t even a thought. John Singleton was getting nominated for an Oscar. You had the Hughes Brothers taking on Hollywood, the Bythewoods were coming up, Love Jones was in theaters, Dancing in September was on HBO. Since that’s all we know, and what we know to be good - we’re like the rebirth of that, I think."