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Preview 'Mira Mira' (Exploration Into Complexities Of Grief, Race, Mythology, Identity)

  • By Sergio
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  • October 9, 2013 12:01 PM
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Here’s the trailer for the currently in post-production film, Mira Mira, by Los Angeles based filmmaker and actress Adrienne Rose White.

Preview: Brazil's 'Exercise of Chaos' (Single Father & 3 Daughters Deal w/ Nefarious Farm Foreman)

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • September 12, 2013 1:30 PM
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Brazil's Exercise of Chaos (O Exercicio Do Caos), helmed by Frederico Machado, will premiere in the Director's First program at the Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival, which runs from September 26 through October 10.

Racist Skinhead Falls for Woman Who Has Black Son in Redemption Drama 'Heart of a Lion'

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • August 30, 2013 10:37 AM
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The Finnish/Swedish drama Heart of a Lion, directed by Dome Karuskoski (Lapland Odyssey), will Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival this September as part of its Contemporary World Cinema program.

See Dorian Missick and Ana Ortiz Contemplate an Open Marriage in 'The Other Side of Love'

  • By Jai Tiggett
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  • November 15, 2012 5:50 PM
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From ad exec-turned-writer/producer Aireka Muse comes a new ensemble piece about "a couple that decides to explore an open marriage and how the decision affects their marriage as well as the relationships of their best friends."

Watch Touching Preview for Doc 'We of the Saya' About Marginalized Afro-Bolivian Community

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • August 9, 2012 7:58 PM
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The Bolivian feature documentary We of the Saya (Nosotros los de la Saya) successfully completed its funding via Kickstarter last month. Directed/produced by Sisa Bueno of Dominican and Cuban descent, the doc follows a marginalized Afro-Bolivian community led by a farmer with political aspirations to empower these descendants of African slaves, who arrived in Bolivia four centuries ago.

Cannes 2012 Preview: Michel Gondry's Coming-of-Age, Sci-Fi Tale "The We and The I"

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • May 15, 2012 6:11 PM
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Continuing with our coverage of the Cannes Film Festival; The We and The I will open the Directors' Fortnight section of the festival this month..

LHAAFF 2012 Preview: "We Are Not Ghosts" Doc Explores Detroit's Economic Recession and Efforts To Revitalize City

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • April 3, 2012 5:23 PM
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The 53-minute documentary We Are Not Ghosts will premiere Tuesday, April 17th, at the Langston Hughes African American Film Festival. The doc, helmed by Melissa York and Mark Dworkin, deals with citizens efforts to revitalize Detroit after its economic hit to the auto industry.

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.