Shadow and Act

'LA Rebellion: Creating a New Black Cinema' Film Tour Comes To Atlanta, 10/25 - 11/24, 2013

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  • October 25, 2013 7:50 PM
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'LA Rebellion: Creating a New Black Cinema' Film Tour Comes To Atlanta, 10/25 - 11/24, 2013

Univ. of British Columbia & The Cinematheque Present 'New Wave in African Cinema' Series 11/1-7

  • By Natasha Greeves
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  • October 23, 2013 2:18 PM
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Presented University of British Columbia and The Cinematheque, a "New Wave in African Cinema" is an upcoming Vancouver film screening series that will take place from November 1-3 and 5-7.The lineup includes several titles you would've read about on S&A in the last 12 to 24 months, including Alain Gomis' Tey, Kivu Ruhorahoza's Grey Matter, Judy Kibinge's Something Necessary, Dyana Gaye's Under The Starry Sky, and more. You'll find the full lineup, including showtimes and ticket information HERE.Courtesy of Program Director and Curator Dr. Julie MacArthur, details on the series follow below:The New Wave in African Cinema film series is a joint production of the University of British Columbia and The Cinematheque, and funded by the generous support of UBC African Studies, The Cinematheque, the Liu Institute for Global Issues, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. This series will bring ten feature films and ten short films to Vancouver screens from November 1-7, 2013.

Chicago Preview Screening Of Work-In-Progress Doc About 1963 Chicago School Boycott 10/22

  • By Sergio
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  • October 11, 2013 1:51 PM
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Back in January, I wrote about Kartemquin Films’ new documentary in production, directed by Gordon Quinn, about the 1963 Chicago school boycott during which some 200,000 people, mostly school students, protested and marched over the school system's racist segregationist policies by then CPS Superintendent Benjamin Willis.

8 (Eight) Black Films To See In Theaters This Month (October) - 2 Open In Theaters Today!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 11, 2013 10:12 AM
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What will be a rather crowded 4th quarter of 2013 for black cinema, begins this month, with at least 13 feature films that tell stories centered primarily on characters of African descent, scheduled for theatrical release over the next 3 months (October, November, December), in the USA.

Caméras d’Afrique: The Films of West Africa At LACMA & LMU In Los Angeles Oct 3-28

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 9, 2013 4:44 PM
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For those of you in the Los Angeles area, a new screening series event you'll be interested in called Caméras d’Afrique: The Films of West Africa - a month-long, 21-film series by Loyola Marymount University School of Film and Television, in partnership with Film Independent at Elvis Mitchell-curated LACMA, running from October 3 – October 28, 2013
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Join S&A's Tambay At Nollywood NYC Film Series For US Debut Of 'Phone Swap' + Panel Discussion

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 7, 2013 3:40 PM
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The Nollywood New York Film Series, organized by the Yoruba Cultural Institute and MediAfritiQ, will host the USA premieres of two recent Nigerian hit movies - Phone Swap (by Kunle Afolayan) and Finding Mercy (by Desmond Elliot). Included in the series, which celebrates "Nollywood At 20," will be a panel discussion on that subject, featuring actor/producer/activist Gbenga Akinnagbe, veteran Nollywood screen diva and human rights advocate, Stella Damasus; Mojisola Sonoiki, founder and director of WOCAF Festival; Iroko Partners business development officer, Oluchi Enuha; NYU professor of Drama and Filmmaker Dr. Awam Amkpa; and yours truly, Shadow and Act’s Tambay Obenson.The entire event, which will include helpings of delicious Nigerian cuisine (I'm looking forward to some jollof rice to start), takes place this Saturday, October 12, 2013 from 4 to 8 pm, at the Studio Museum in Harlem (NYC).For tickets to all of, or part of the series, click HERE.Maybe I'll see you there...More about The Nollywood New York Film Series below:The Nollywood New York Film Series will provide residents of the tri-State area regular opportunities to view high-quality indigenous language and English Nollywood films in an environment that allows for networking and frank discourse on Nigerian cinema. OBJECTIVES. To generate increased awareness of world-class Nigerian films, indigenous-language films and filmmakers, highlighting their use as tools of cultural education. To generate among potential filmmakers a better understanding of the opportunities to make quality films for the Nollywood and Diaspora market. To engender a renewed commitment to supporting African film industries with an increase in Diaspora spending. To connect film industry professionals with quality content creators, and challenge filmmakers in the production of content that edify and enlighten viewers while painting a balanced and authentic picture of West Africa Sponsorship and participation is provided by: YORUBA CULTURAL INSTITUTE (learnyoruba.org), MEDIAFRITIQ (mediafritiq.com), Studio Museum Harlem, Applause Africa Magazine, IrokoTV, Ayo Balogun, Divine Flavored, and BukaFull event poster follows:

Remastered 30th Anniversary Edition Of Hip-Hop Classic 'Wild Style' In Theaters Tomorrow

  • By Sergio
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  • September 27, 2013 1:15 PM
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In a world a long, long ago, there was Wild Style, the film that can be legitimately called the first hip-hop film ever made.

Black Radical Imagination Film Series Screening Event In Oakland 10/6

  • By Sergio
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  • September 24, 2013 5:01 PM
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Filmmaker and programmer in residence Amir George of Chicago's Black Cinema House, and Los Angeles based curator Erin Christovale, are presenting, again, a screening of short films they call Black Radical Imagination, coming up this time around in Oakland, CA.

Screening Of ‘Killer Of Sheep’ + Masterclass w/Charles Burnett At BFI London In Oct.

  • By Sergio
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  • September 22, 2013 12:47 AM
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I can’t imagine anyone not wanting to be in attendance for this event. Just our luck that it’s happening across the Big Pond.

'When Ali Came To Ireland' Captures Zany Week When Boxing Legend Went To Fight In Ireland

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 17, 2013 12:53 PM
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A seemingly noteworthy year for films about Muhammad Ali, with The Trials of Muhammad Ali, the feature documentary from Kartemquin Films, and HBO Films's fictionalized Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight, already making their public debuts in the last 3 months.