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    Full Frame Film Fest 2011 Review - "Take Me Away Fast"

    The 2011 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival ended last week Sunday. On the scene at the festival's North Carolina location was Shadow And Act woman-about-town, Ms Alece Oxendine.

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    Tribeca Film Fest 2011 Review - "The Bang Bang Club"

    It's screening tonight at the ongoing Tribeca Film Festival, and will be in theaters this weekend.

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    Brit Filmmaker Richard Ayoade's "Submarine" Gets A Trailer For The USA Crowd

    I first profiled Richard Ayoade in June 2009, as a member of a small group of UK Stars of Tomorrow – the next generation of young British actors and filmmakers set to wow global audiences, based on their “impressive” recent past performances.

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    The Tree of Life Delivers Dinosaur Picture

    In case you weren't already excited for Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life (premiering at Cannes May 16, limited stateside release May 27), here's the latest picture-- revealing a dinosaur. (This is a higher-res version of the tiny photo included in the poster art.) Sight unseen, it's hard to label ...

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    Josh Brolin Enters The Mix To Join Ryan Gosling & Sean Penn In 'The Gangster Squad'

    You gotta love Deadline and how they conveniently overlook their own reporting so they can go ahead put a big TOLDJA on their stories.

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    "Mama Africa" Screening At Tribeca Film Festival This Weekend

    If you happen to live in New York City, lady-luck is on your side because making rounds on the festival circuit is the Miriam Makeba documentary Mama Africa. The film, screening this weekend at the Tribeca Film Festival, approaches Makeba as an artist, activist, mother, grandmother and a human being said the film's Finnish director Mika Kaurismäki. According to Mail & Guardian, there are some surprises revealed in the film such as how her friendship with Israeli prime minister Golda Meir came to an end after her new husband Stokely Carmichael, the Black Panther leader, made a scathing remark about Israel. And the day after her marriage to Ca...

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    Watch: Trailer For Sci-Fi Sundance Hit 'Another Earth'

    As we noted this morning, it's been one helluva year for Brit Marling. She has starred in, co-written and co-produced a pair of sci-fi tinged dramas that also happened to be two of the most widely acclaimed films at Sundance this year, “Another Earth” and “Sound of My Voice” and in less than five mo...

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    Video from Tribeca Opening Night.

    At the main site, Dana Harris offers some thoughts on the opening night of the Tribeca Film Festival, and I review its opener, "The Union." Here's some video I took from my limited vantage point.

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    RFI & Black Women's Entertainment Network Launch $10,000 Web Series Screenplay Contest

    News on the march... Sponsored by the Black Women's Entertainment Network (BWE), one winning original Web Series Pilot script will be selected, optioned, produced for up to $10,000, and aired on the network's website. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Beverly Hills, CA - April 21, 2011 - Rockstone Foundation, the non-profit urban filmmakers organization has partnered with new internet content distributor, Black Women's Entertainment Network to launch a Web Series Screenplay Contest focused on finding original material to be produced and aired on the network's website. The international contest is open to all adult writers and genres, however, submitted s...

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    First Close Up Look At A Dinosaur From Terrence Malick's 'The Tree Of Life'

    While we're as excited as anybody for Terrence Malick's "The Tree Of Life," even we're experiencing a bit of fatigue at this point in the run-up to the film. Fox Searchlight has done a great job getting the word about the film -- which will be hard sell to mainstream audiences -- out there, but for ...

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