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Watch "Besouro" Now!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 8, 2011 10:03 AM
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Besouro was a Shadow And Act Film Find feature in 2009, with a trailer that thrilled just about everyone who saw it – or at least, peaked interest. So, we’ve been on this one for awhile now, and you’ve had a few opportunities to watch it over the last 2 years - online screenings and festivals notably.
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"Acting While Black" A Conversation With Harry J. Lennix

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 6, 2011 9:57 AM
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An essay and ensuing conversation that I think touches on 2+ years of related discussions (and still ongoing) that we've had on Shadow And Act. The entire piece, recorded in 2008, is about 90 minutes long (thanks Jug for the tip):

"South Park" Takes Its Shots At Tyler Perry...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 5, 2011 3:33 AM
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Not as biting as Aaron McGruder's Boondocks parody though... they even got Obama involved. Watch the 3 clips below, from last night's episode:

Spike Lee Directs Carmelo Anthony In Diary Series For Boost Mobile

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 4, 2011 9:44 AM
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NBA fans (specifically New York Knicks fans) will know that Carmelo Anthony became a New York Knick earlier this season.

Watch "Learning Uncle Vernon" - The Short Film That Common's "L.U.V." Drama Feature Is Based On

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 4, 2011 1:53 AM
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I just happened across this short film by director Sheldon Candis - a name we've mentioned at least twice on this site in the last 2 weeks, thanks to the fact that he's currently in production on his feature film debut titled L.U.V. (an acronym that stands for Learning Uncle Vincent), which centers on a day in the life of William “Woody” Watson (played by newcomer Michael Rainey Jr), a shy and timid 13-year old in search of a family and a better life, who looks to his Uncle Vincent, an ex-con, played by Common, hoping to find the father figure he’s never had, and has always wanted.
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A Leading Lady in a Maid's Uniform: A Closer Look At Sanaa Lathan As Vera Stark

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 1, 2011 12:13 PM
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A mockumentary about the fictional character (Vera Stark) that Sanaa Lathan plays in Lynn Nottage's new play, By The Way, Meet Vera Stark, currently running at 2nd Stage Theater in New York City.

Clip - Kerry Washington Discusses Arts Advocacy

  • By Jasmin
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  • April 29, 2011 7:54 AM
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Kerry Washington recently served as honorary 2011 National Arts Advocacy Day co-chair.
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Watch Now - "Nurse.Fighter.Boy" Director Charles Officer's Next Film, "Mighty Jerome"

  • By Jasmin
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  • April 28, 2011 7:06 AM
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Nurse.Fighter.Boy director Charles Officer recently announced that his next project, feature-length documentary Mighty Jerome, will have its premiere at Hot Docs in Toronto.
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Watch Now - Zoe Kravitz in X-Men: First Class

  • By Jasmin
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  • April 27, 2011 6:27 AM
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In a recent interview with MTV, Zoe Kravitz describes her audition for the role of Angel Salvadore in the forthcoming X-Men: First Class. She also discusses how they brought her character's insect-like ability to life, and the scene from the film's trailer that introduced her live-action role to fans.
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Watch Now - "Make Believe," The Battle for World's Best Teen Magician

  • By Jasmin
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  • April 27, 2011 2:38 AM
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In the feature-length documentary Make Believe, director J. Clay Tweel follows six adolescent outsiders who all share an extraordinary passion: the art of magic.
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