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Watch Engaging And Stylish Short Film About A Black British Barbershop 'Trim'

  • By Sergio
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  • October 16, 2013 9:09 AM
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So we've had Barbershop I and II, and there’s Spike Lee’s first feature film Joe’s Bed-Sty: We Cut Heads, and other films and TV programs about black barbershops. That is, black barbershops here in the U.S.

Solomon Northup Is Confronted By Mistress Epps In New Clip From '12 Years A Slave'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 14, 2013 4:24 PM
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Here's yet another clip from Steve McQueen's 12 Years A Slave, which opens in limited release this Friday, after a much-celebrated, albeit brief trip through the film festival circuit.In this new short clip, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Solomon Northup is confronted by Sarah Paulson's stone-cold Mistress Epps, as she reminds him of who (or maybe I should say, what) he is.Fox Searchlight will open 12 Years A Slave theatrically on October 18, in a limited roll-out and will then expand nationwide in successive weeks.

Watch Fish-Out-Of-Water Neo-Realism-Inspired Drama 'Philippe' (Short Shout!)

  • By Sergio
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  • October 7, 2013 7:21 PM
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Here’s your look at the very subtle short film, Philippe, about a young immigrant from Paris trying to adjust to his strange new world in New York.

Watch Sneak Peek Of New Jimi Hendrix Documentary 'Hear My Train A Comin'' (Coming In Nov.)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 18, 2013 4:47 PM
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Maybe just in time for the world premiere of Andre Benjamin's biopic All Is By My Side, at TIFF this month, a new two-hour documentary on the life of Jimi Hendrix, titled Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train A Comin, will be released directly to the home video market on November 5, courtesy of Sony's Legacy brand. PBS will also broadcast the documentary as part of its American Masters series on the same day that the DVD version is released.

Watch Whimsically Poignant Nigeria-Set 'Radio Amina' (Short Shout!)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 12, 2013 2:24 PM
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A Short Shout! today from director Orlando von Einsiedel, titled Radio Amina, which follows 12-year-old Amina Dibir, as she comments on the plight of women in Nigeria, as well as shares her dreams for herself, and for other girls, with "Radio Amina" referencing the platform from where she broadcasts her ideas and opinions to a listening populace. More from the filmmaker:The film alternates back and forth between the gray reality of Amina, one of the many young street peddlers in the country, and a much brighter, more colorful world. The image blurs, the buttons of the sound studio come into focus, and the "On Air" light goes on.

Don Cheadle Makes Directorial Debut w/ 1980s-Inspired Short Film 'H8DES' (Watch)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 9, 2013 2:39 PM
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Ahead Of Online Premiere Of Ka'ramuu Kush's 'And Then...' Watch His Earlier Work

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 9, 2013 12:18 PM
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Ahead of the online debut of writer/director/actor Ka'ramuu Kush's short film And Then... this Wednesday - winner of the 3rd Shadow And Act Black Filmmaker Screenwriting Challenge - I thought we'd showcase some of his early work over the next 2 days, starting with this one...

5 Netflix Streaming Titles You May Not Know Are Available & May Want To Check Out (9/6/13)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 6, 2013 6:27 PM
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Pickings are getting slimmer and slimmer every week folks, even as Netflix continuously rotates films in its streaming library. There just doesn't seem to be a lot to choose from - not as much as I'd like anyway.

Watch 'Ezekiel' - Painterly Film Portrait Of 12-Year-Old Ordained Minister (Short Shout!)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 6, 2013 3:13 PM
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Watch Episode One Of New Web Series About A Not-So Perfect Preacher ‘Te$timoney’

  • By Sergio
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  • September 6, 2013 8:46 AM
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What’s this? A new web series that portrays black preachers as less than perfect? And, I dare say, maybe even hypocritical? I’m there!