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"A Man's Story" Suits Up For The Montreal International Black Film Festival This Month

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 14, 2011 1:01 AM
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There hasn't been much news on this film since our last post on this several months ago. The last correspondence I received from the sales team behind it stated that they continue to negotiate release deals and dates, so it really hasn't screened very much since its worldwide debut at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival last October, traveling the film festival circuit over that time period, and continuing to do so through the present.

Interesting Details From The 9/11 Commemorative Screening Of Spike Lee's "25th Hour"

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • September 13, 2011 8:57 AM
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Recall our post this past Sunday 9/11 about the commemorative screening of Spike Lee's 25th Hour, followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers and actors. Well, as reported by The Playlist today, Spike Lee, producer Jon Kilik and actors Edward Norton and Philip Seymour Hoffman attended the festivities, where Spike Lee uncovered a few interesting details from 10 years ago.

Bill Duke's "Dark Girls" Documentary To Screen In Chicago In Oct.

  • By Sergio
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  • September 9, 2011 2:47 AM
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We've have certainly covered Bill Duke's and D. Channsin Berry's documentary Dark Girls about "color consciousness" in the black community, and especially how it effects black women; and it's gotten its fair share of controversy - both pro and con; which, of course, was the filmmakers' intention.

Preview Indie Boxing Drama "Mikel's Faith" - Screening In NYC Next Week

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 2, 2011 5:24 AM
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Ya know, I'm only now becoming familiar with the upcoming Hell's Kitchen Film Festival here in NYC, even though I've lived here for 8 years now.

Tonight, See Films From Ghana and Senegal in Brooklyn

  • By Jasmin
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  • August 24, 2011 10:00 AM
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Tonight, Kings County Cinema Society presents a night of new and old films representing Accra, Ghana and Dakar, Senegal.

Hey New York - You're Getting Another Chance To See "Yelling To The Sky" This Week!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 22, 2011 4:53 AM
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A film that probably doesn't need much of an intro around here, given how much we've already written about it, will screen again in New York City this Thursday evening, the 25th of August; so all you New Yorkers who've missed the precious few past screenings of Victoria Mahoney's impressive and, dare I say, *controversial* (given some of the reactions to it I've read thus far), feature film debut, Yelling To The Sky, will have another opportunity to do so.

The 6th Annual African Diaspora International Summer Film Series Aug 12 - 21

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 12, 2011 2:25 AM
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As the title of this post says, it begins tomorrow, Friday, August 12, and runs through the 21st.

Chicago Screening Of "Claudine" In November

  • By Sergio
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  • August 11, 2011 5:51 AM
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It's not common to have public screenings of black films from the 70's, but I think it's important when it does happen, and one is coming up soon in November - at least for those living in the Chicagoland area. Besides, there's a HUGE difference between seeing a film on your TV or computer or iPad or what have you, and seeing it on the big screen.

Screening Premiere Tonight Of Indie Comedy Feature "CornerStore"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 10, 2011 6:33 AM
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Joe Doughrity's CornerStore premieres TONIGHT, Wednesday, August 10th, 7:30pm, at AMC Southfield in Detroit, MI, where the film was also shot.

"Soul Train" Documentary Screening In Chicago In Sept (With A Special Guest)

  • By Sergio
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  • August 10, 2011 4:37 AM
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Anyone in the Chicagoland area can't afford to miss this. On Sunday September 4 at 2PM, J. Kevin Swain's documentary about the popular and highly influential music show Soul Train, The Hippest Trip In America, will be screened at the Gene Siskel Film Center in downtown Chicago.