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    Screening Sighting - Jean Rouch: Early Films From West Africa, 1946 to 1951

    An African cinema history lesson happening at MoMA, here in NYC, today, and again on Wednesday... the kind you probably won't learn in film school; I didn't see or hear the name Jean Rouch (the French expatriate filmmaker) until I picked up a copy of Manthia Diawara's African Cinema: Politics and Cu...

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    Watch Trailer For ABC's "Scandal" With Kerry Washington

    So here's your first look at Scandal, the mid-season ABC show produced by Shonda Rhimes, starring Kerry Washington, with Columbus Short. Will all our hopes and dreams be realized? We'll have to wait and see.

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    Keep This Up, Viola Davis, And That Oscar's Yours

    The more I think about it, the more I'm quite certain Viola Davis will win best actress at the Oscars this year. "The Help" is huge, there's sentimentality in her corner (disturbingly she'd only be the second black actress to win in the category) and frankly, there's not a whole lot of competition....

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    Watch: Trailer For Angelina Jolie's Directorial Debut 'In The Land Of Blood And Honey'

    Well, it looks like the Oscar race just got a major shakeup. Though it was slated for a release date in December way back in the spring, Angelina Jolie's upcoming directorial debut "In The Land Of Blood And Honey" has been a completely unknown element. With no festival appearances, and a lack of sti...

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    Video: Viola Davis Inspirational and Funny "Elle Women in Hollywood' Honoree Speech

    "What keeps me in the business is hope, the hope that women of color are also a part of the narrative, that our stories are just as potent because we also have the power of transformation."

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    Watch Episode 1 Of New Web Series "The Chronicles" (A Day In The Life Of A Black Actress)

    And the web series beat goes on... I've got an inbox full of these, and need to unload them (I know, I've been slacking). Starting today, and over the next several days, I'll sort through and post those that I think stand out above the others.

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    ‘Fast and the Furious 6 & 7' May Deliver One Big Linked Story

    Release Date Might Be Pushed Back To Accommodate Filming & EditingThis shit just went from mission:impossible to mission: in freaking sanity!

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    Ugandan Hip Hop Documentary "Bouncing Cats" Will Make Its TV Debut Next Month

    Bouncing Cats, an award-winning film we've profiled before, will make it's US television debut on The Documentary Channel next month. It will air November 19, 2011 at 8:00pm/est and re-air that night at 11:00pm/est.

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