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    Preview Documentary - "Damilola: Death Of A 10 Year Old"

    I think vaguely remember hearing about this case when it happened back in 2000;

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Hollywood Politics: Alec Baldwin Studies for Mayor, Michael Moore Backs Matt Damon for President

    “Alec Baldwin is not running for mayor of New York—yet,” reports the NYT. The politically ambitious actor plans to finish his role on critically acclaimed 30 Rock and then enroll in a master’s program in politics and government to learn more about what the job entails. He says that despite his fame...

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    "Soul Train" Documentary Screening In Chicago In Sept (With A Special Guest)

    Anyone in the Chicagoland area can't afford to miss this. On Sunday September 4 at 2PM, J. Kevin Swain's documentary about the popular and highly influential music show Soul Train, The Hippest Trip In America, will be screened at the Gene Siskel Film Center in downtown Chicago.

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    2nd Annual Black August Independent Film Festival

    For full details on the festival, including its lineup of films CLICK HERE.

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    New Posters For 'The Adventures Of Tintin' & 'We Need To Talk About Kevin'

    Yeah, we know, in terms of pairing two movies together for one story you can't get much more polar opposite than these two films, but they both share long titles so we'll use that as the connecting link. Or whatever.

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    August Wilson On Blackness...

    Interesting conversation between August Wilson and Bill Moyers from 1988 (thanks Bev Smith for the link); Wilson's name is one that's come up a number of times on S&A. His controversial I Want A Black Director op-ed from about 20 years ago immediately comes to mind. I think I've shared that here two...

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    Cultural Appropriation Isn't Limited To The Kiddies...

    Really? No, really? I wasn't going to, but I couldn't help myself:

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    Keanu Reeves Lining Up Financing For His Directorial Debut 'Man Of Tai Chi'

    "...but what I really want to do is direct" is a phrase is commonly tossed around by actors in Hollywood but few of them ever make the leap. It's a big transition to go from being in front of the camera to being behind, commanding an entire project from start to finish; a daunting task that can over...

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    Watch: Welcome To Heartbreak; Full Trailer for Sundance Hit 'Like Crazy' Lands

    Arriving barely a week after the teaser trailer, a full-length spot has arrived for Sundance hit "Like Crazy." The long-distance romantic drama stars Anton Yelchin, Felicity Jones and Jennifer Lawrence and it struck a nerve with audiences at Park City earlier this year, taking home the Grand Jury Pr...

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    Guillermo Del Toro Says PG-13 Is The Refuge Of Cowards

    How The Weinsteins Messed With 'Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark' & More From The Filmmakers On The Horror RemakeOn Monday night, the Film Society Of Lincoln Center hosted a screening of “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark” as part of their Film Comment Selects series. The Guillermo del Toro-produced horror film is a remake of a 1973 made-for-TV film about a young couple being pursued by malevolent creatures in a spooky old house they’ve inherited. The new version swaps in Guy Pearce and Katie Holmes as interior decorators renovating an old house and gives Pearce’s character an 11-year-old daughter, Bailee Madison (“Brothers”), who ends up the subject of...

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