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Now Fundraising: House Music Movie – A Documentary

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • December 29, 2011 6:09 PM
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Fundraising via Rucket Hub, the documentary House Music Movie is directed by Muema; who is the Founder of BounceFM.Com, a blog that supports house music. The feature length independent documentary film about house music, dance and global pop culture with a funding goal of $115,000, has been in the works for the last two years. Muema hopes the campaign funds will cover archival footage and final editing/post-production costs in time for a 2012 festival premiere.

Filmmaker Zeinabu irene Davis Needs Your Support For Her "Spirits of Rebellion" Documentary

  • By Sergio
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  • December 28, 2011 7:54 PM
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As you are well aware the UCLA Film Archive just completed its three month long film festival of movies made by the "L.A. Rebelllion" group of black filmmakers which explored the lasting impact and importance of these films. Several of those films that were screened were reviewed here by Brandon Wilson and Nijla Mumin.

Feature Documentary On Multi-Award Winning Percussionist Kahil EL' Zabar Seeks Completion Funds

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 27, 2011 10:05 AM
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Long time readers of S&A may be instantly familiar with writer/filmmaker/journalist Dwayne Johnson-Cochran's name, as he's been mentioned in a few posts over the last 2 years - all regarding his attachment to Angela Bassett's directorial debut, a film adaptation of author Percival Everett's novel Erasure (to be titled United States).

After 3-Year Absence, GLAAD Award Winning Gay TV Series, "The DL Chronicles," Prepares for Independent Return

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 15, 2011 12:04 PM
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All the details follow in the press release below... including a fundraising campaign via Kickstarter, with a funding deadline of December 30th, so, just about 2 weeks to go to raise quite a bit of cash.

Help Byron Hurt's "Soul Food Junkies" Documentary Reach Completion (Fundraising)

  • By Jasmin
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  • November 18, 2011 1:17 PM
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Back in April we posted the trailer for Soul Food Junkies, a forthcoming PBS documentary examining the culinary traditions of soul food and its relevance to black cultural identity.

Hal Hartley's "Meanwhile" (Featuring Angolan Actor Hoji Fortuna) Trailer + World Premiere Date

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 3, 2011 3:03 AM
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I've never been a big fan of the films of hermetic indie filmmaker Hal Hartley, even though he was once considered one of a handful of young trailblazing auteurs back in the late 80s/early 90s, along with the likes of Gus Van Sant, Todd Haynes and others, who were producing esoteric, smart, cheaply-made arty films that appealed to a small, tightly-knit, proud subculture of young (mostly white) film lovers; films that defined his auteurist style, like The Unbelievable Truth and Trust, which featured some of the earliest performances by actors like Eddie Falco, and Henry Fool years later.

Focus Features Africa First Short Effort "Big Man" By Julius Onah (Fundraising)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 1, 2011 4:51 AM
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Shadow And Act Black Filmmaker To Watch Julius Onah (his feature film debut, The Girl Is In Trouble, is currently in post-production) was one of the lucky few selected for the next class in the Focus Features Africa First Program - a program we've covered quite extensively.

"(1)ne Drop: Conversations on Skin Color, Race, and Identity" Kickstarter Campaign

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • October 27, 2011 1:04 AM
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Although adopted and enforced by white supremacists at the beginning of the 20th century in Tennessee, the 'one drop of black blood rule' seems to prevail in today's society. In many instances, the old-fashioned rule is the determining factor IMO (is it?) in racially identifying who is black and who isn't, especially in the United States.

British Drama 'Bit By Bit' Needs Your Help with Financing

  • By Curtis
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  • October 25, 2011 2:01 AM
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Talented Brit actress and film director Juliet Ellis (It's A Free World, "Coronation Street") is developing her first feature film BIT BY BIT, a highly original and contemporary British drama set in the gangster milieu of gritty working class Sheffield, and she needs your help with financing.

Fundraiser: Help "Reflections Unheard: Black Women in Civil Rights" Get Made!

  • By Monique
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  • October 17, 2011 7:07 AM
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A couple months back Tambay posted a preview snippet of the documentary by Nev N. titled Reflections Unheard: Black Women in Civil Rights. Given the strong response, the director is set on completing the film but she needs your help; she’s currently fundraising hoping to raise $20,000. Check out the film's indiegogo page to contribute to the cause and read a brief synopsis of the documentary, followed by the director's pitch video (below)...