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Preview "Tula, The Revolt" (On The 1795 Slave Uprising In Curacao)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 1, 2011 4:44 AM
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Currently in development is this slave uprising project titled Tula, The Revolt, from Dutch director Jeroen Leinders.

Preview Festival Favorite "Falling Overnight" - A Film By Conrad Jackson

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 30, 2011 8:27 AM
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Say hello to filmmaker Conrad Jackson, whose feature film debut, Falling Overnight, has been picking up awards on the film festival circuit this year, from Cinequest, to Sonoma, to Nashville.

Preview "Monkey Gang," A Gangsta Rap Mockumentary - Advanced Screening This Sunday In NYC

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 30, 2011 3:05 AM
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Courtesy of Urban Daily: "“Monkey Gang: The Mockumentary” a hip-hop comedy that parodies negativity in Gangsta Rap and Hip Hop culture."

Preview - "Omar Killed Me" (The Trials Of A Moroccan Gardner Accused Of Murdering A French Widow)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 22, 2011 4:56 AM
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Trailer below for the film by French/Moroccan actor/director Roschdy Zem, titled Omar m'a tuer (aka Omar Killed Me); the film is based on the real-life trial of Moroccan gardener, Omar Raddad, who was sentenced to 18 years in prison for the alleged murder of his employer, a wealthy white French widow, who was found stabbed to death in her house in June 1991 in the French Riviera. On the walls of the woman's basement, written in her blood where the words Omar m'a tuer ("Omar Killed Me"), hence the film's title.

Watch First 5 Minutes Of "Brooklyn Boheme" - Feature By Nelson George & Diane Paragas

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 20, 2011 5:01 AM
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Here are the first 5 minutes of a feature-length documentary film co-directed by Nelson George and Diane Paragas, titled, Brooklyn Boheme.

Preview "Black Hands - Trial of the Arsonist Slave" - Premiering In Chicago This Weekend!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 16, 2011 11:44 AM
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Intriguing docu-drama here, with an unfamiliar story, and one I'd very much like to see. Here's the story:

Watch "The Way of All Flesh" Documentary On "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 1, 2011 12:37 PM
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I'm currently reading The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks; the non-fiction book by Rebecca Skloot, which Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Films will adapt into a feature film for HBO, as announced about a year ago.

Watch New Extended Previews Of "Person Of Interest" (Taraji P. Henson) & "Alphas" (Malik Yoba)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 27, 2011 10:53 AM
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Ok, seriously, is Taraji P. Henson in this thing or not? This is the second preview - this one is an extended preview, longer than the last one CBS released - and still, no Taraji. Not even a single frame. Nada. And she's supposed to be the female lead? Really? From all we've seen so far, still images, clips, previews, trailer, etc, she doesn't appear in any of them. It's like she's not even in it. And she's the female lead?

Preview - "Greys Inbetween" (A Day In The Life Of A Struggling Black Actress In London)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 27, 2011 9:39 AM
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Just discovered this 2009 British film titled Greys Inbetween. It's a 2009 film, but it hasn't been released yet for reasons unknown to me at the moment. A bit of digging lead me to the production and sales companies for it, both listing it as a "Current" title, which I can only assume means they are now (or still) trying to get it into the hands of a distributor.

Banff Nominee "Hip Hop: The Furious Force of Rhymes" To Premiere On Smithsonian Channel

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 25, 2011 7:58 AM
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This is the first time I'm hearing about this film; titled Hip Hop: The Furious Force of Rhymes, the feature-length documentary will air next month on the Smithsonian Channel. I didn't even realize there was a Smithsonian Channel. Learn something new everyday!