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Hey New York! See Steve McQueen's "Shame" 3 Weeks Before Official Release Date

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 1, 2011 8:11 AM
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I just got word that BAMcinématek in Brooklyn, NY, will host a sneak preview screening of Steve McQueen's critically-acclaimed, NC17-rated sex addiction drama Shame, on Monday, November 14th, at 7PM.

Sneak Preview Of Sam Pollard's Laurence Fishburne-Narrated "Slavery By Another Name" This Saturday

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 1, 2011 7:33 AM
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We previously documented long-time Spike Lee editor (as well as director and producer in his own right) Sam Pollard's struggles in getting his feature documentary for PBS, titled Slavery by Another Name, made.

Charles Burnett 5-Film Retrospective Coming To Black Cinema Center @ IU Cinema Nov 3 - 6

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 31, 2011 7:29 AM
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From the Black Film Center/Archive at Indiana University in Bloomington, screening as part of the “Arriving at the Truth” film series:

Once More With Feeling - Chicago Screening Of “Claudine” On November 4th and 8th

  • By Sergio
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  • October 27, 2011 7:49 AM
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Back in early August I posted an item saying that the film Claudine would get a rare theatrical screening in Chicago. Since that was a few months ago, and the screenings are taking place next week, I thought I would remind people about the screenings and repost what I said so here goes:

Screening Sighting - Jean Rouch: Early Films From West Africa, 1946 to 1951

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 22, 2011 5:31 AM
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An African cinema history lesson happening at MoMA, here in NYC, today, and again on Wednesday... the kind you probably won't learn in film school; I didn't see or hear the name Jean Rouch (the French expatriate filmmaker) until I picked up a copy of Manthia Diawara's African Cinema: Politics and Culture (which I strongly recommend), and that wasn't so long ago. I'm still learning... Here's the program description:

Acclaimed Doc On Chinese Presence In Africa ("When China Met Africa") Now Available On DVD & VOD

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 20, 2011 2:26 AM
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Unless your head has been buried in the sand, or with equanimity in the clouds, you’ll be familiar, even a little bit, with the somewhat recent growing Chinese presence in Africa, and all the complexities and criticisms that have accompanied that development; Some calling it neo-colonialism; others approaching it more from a strictly capitalist standpoint. And still there are other POVs.

"L.A. Rebellion: Creating a New Black Cinema" - A Retrospective Not To Be Missed!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 3, 2011 12:28 PM
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We're going to be covering this retrospective, which begins this Friday; Our man on the west coast, Brandon Wilson, will be present for as many screenings as he can attend, and will be writing about each experience, which he'll post here on S&A, so stay tune for the coverage.

Restored Print Of Seminal South African Realist Classic "Come Back, Africa" To Be Released

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 27, 2011 12:25 PM
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This I need to see... because I've actually never seen it. From Africa Is A Country:

Sneak Preview Tonight In Central Park Of Sundance Winner "Kinyarwanda"

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • September 19, 2011 9:18 AM
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It's a film that's received plenty of coverage here at S&A and now New Yorkers have a chance at taking a sneak peak at this award-winning production tonight in celebration of IFP's Independent Film Week. Rooftop Films and IFP have joined forces for this special event which takes place at 8pm/est in Central Park.

Victoria Mahoney's "Yelling To The Sky" Starring Zoë Kravitz Acquired For Spring 2012 Release

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 14, 2011 6:10 AM
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Well... this is welcomed news. Congrats to Victoria Mahoney and company! From The Hollywood Reporter: