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Watch Trailer for Upcoming Documentary on Music Icon 'Nat King Cole - Afraid of the Dark'

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • March 21, 2014 12:09 PM
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We came across this documentary on the late jazz music icon Nat King Cole after spotting this article, which reports that filmmaker Jon Brewer, helmer of the upcoming film Nat King Cole: Afraid of the Dark, discovered a previously unreleased track by Cole while doing research for the film.
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Documentary 'The Barber of Birmingham' Awarded An Alfred du Pont-Columbia University Award

  • By Sergio
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  • December 21, 2013 10:39 PM
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This week, Gail Dolgin’s and Robin Fryday’s Oscar nominated short film 'The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement,' has won a 2014 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award.

Trailer: Brazilian Woman Explores Africa in Bridging-The-Gap Tale 'Here Is So Far'

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • October 14, 2013 12:06 PM
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Described as journal and road movie, the Brazilian film Here Is So Far (Tao Longe Aqui), helmed by Eliza Capai, won the Jury prize for New Director's category at the Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival, which ran from September 26 through October 10.

Watch Trailer For Upcoming Rom-Com ‘Four Seasons’ (Yes, Another Rom-Com)

  • By Sergio
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  • September 26, 2013 8:46 AM
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Yes they are popping up like daisies everywhere aren’t they?

Watch First Trailer For Controversial Documentary ‘Let The Fire Burn’

  • By Sergio
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  • September 6, 2013 12:55 PM
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In my article this past Wednesday, about the upcoming documentary Let The Fire Burn (HERE), I said that the incident, involving the back to nature, black radical group MOVE, and the Philadelphia Police, “was a major media story in the country for weeks and the subject of much intense debate.”
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Watch 1st Trailer for Leila Djansi's 'And Then There Was You' (Garcelle Beauvais Stars)

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • September 4, 2013 10:00 AM
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Back in June, we posted about Ghanaian filmmaker Leila Djansi's follow-up to last year's Ties That Bind, titled And Then There Was You, which stars Garcelle Beauvais. And now we get to watch a first trailer!Ms. Beauvais stars as Natalie Gilbert, a woman adjusting to a new life after after her husband leaves. When Natalie falls for a new man, she begins to discover secrets of his that may signal trouble ahead for their blossoming relationship.

TIFF World Premiere: Boy Is Obsessed w/ Straightening His Hair in Venezuela's 'Bad Hair'

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • August 27, 2013 12:27 PM
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Making its world premiere next month at the Toronto International Film Festival is a film we will certainly keep an eye on.
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Watch First Teaser Trailer For Daniel Nearing’s Experimental Period Drama 'Hogtown'

  • By Sergio
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  • August 12, 2013 8:47 AM
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I first wrote about Chicago-based writer and director Daniel Nearing’s ambitious new film project Hogtown back in April 2012, and now we finally get to see our teasing first look at the film.

Trailer Watch: Doc 'Poetry is an Island' on St. Lucian Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • August 6, 2013 3:50 PM
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Poetry is an Island, directed by Ida Does, and produced by Does and Rebecca Roos, will premiere at this year's Trinidad+Tobago Film Festival, which runs September 17th - October 1st.

DIFF 2013 Highlights: 'Una Noche' - Cuban Teens Attempt To Flee To Miami (Trailer)

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • July 24, 2013 3:17 PM
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It's still without stateside distribution, but last time we posted about Lucy Mulloy's feature film debut Una Noche was when Fortissimo Films acquired international rights to the US/Cuban production (the film has been acquired by IFC for domestic distribution and the date will be announced soon), which has been touring the film festival circuit since its premiere at the Berlin International and Tribeca Film festivals in early 2012, and garnering awards and critical acclaim along the way.