Shadow and Act

Sundance Film Festival 2012 Shadow & Act Recap/Wrap-up

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 30, 2012 12:16 PM
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Just in case you missed my coverage of *black films* that screened at the 2012 edition of the Sundance Film Festival, follow the links below (note: I didn't get to see every film on my list, most notably Sheldon Candis' LUV, due to scheduling conflicts and other problems; but I got the majority of them):

Trailer/Video: "Filly Brown" LA Street Poet/Hip Hop Prodigy Chases Her Dream (Sundance '12)

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • January 25, 2012 6:26 PM
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The urban Hip Hop drama Filly Brown premiered this year at the still ongoing Sundace Film Festival and has been received with fairly warm reviews, especially for the star turn of its relatively unknown lead Gina Rodriguez (Our Family Wedding), a performance that THR calls "magnetic" and a "dynamic breakout". Filly Brown, about a Latina rapper struggling with family troubles and aspiring to make it in the music industry, is written by Youssef Delara and directed by Delara and Michael D. Olmos. The film also stars Jenni Rivera, Lou Diamond Phillips and Edward James Olmos.

Trailer Watch: "Under African Skies" Doc Surrounds Controversy of Paul Simon's Album "Graceland" in South Africa

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • January 22, 2012 5:57 PM
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Currently making its rounds at the Sundance Film Festival, Under African Skies is directed by Joe Berlinger. The feature documentary chronicles Paul Simon's return to South Africa to celebrate the birth of his album "Graceland", and the consequent conflict that arises due to the album's perceived controversial political themes.

Sundance 2012 - Settling Into Day 2 + "Beasts Of The Southern Wild" Has Distribution Companies Roaring!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 21, 2012 11:06 AM
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So this is Day 2 at the Sundance Film Festival for me; I had a rough day arriving yesterday, thanks to Delta Airlines, but I made it. I managed to get 2 film screenings in (I reviewed 1 earlier today 4 posts beneath this one). 

Spike Lee Talks Red Hook Summer's Sundance Premiere, Hollywood System, State of Black Cinema, Future Projects and More

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • January 20, 2012 11:50 AM
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