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    Pariah To Screen at London Film Festival In October

    You know I'm getting the feeling that Dee Rees' Pariah is going to be THE Black film of 2011. Of course there are A LOT of black films out there, but you know what I mean. The one that is going to get everyone talking and debating about (and hopefully get people frothing at the mouth and into violen...

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    Pre-Premiere of Fox's New Girl, Nick Nolte Talks Bender, Stoll on Hemingway in Paris

    By the time Fox's New Girl, starring Zooey Deschanel, premieres, it won't seem so fresh off the presses. Variety reports that the network will allow viewers to watch the whole series before it is broadcast Sept. 20th on live TV. Viewers will have access to the show through various outlets, including...

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    CINEDIGM DIGITAL CINEMA LAUNCHES INDIE DIRECT™

    Everyday brings a better world for the independent filmmaker. Why should today not be like all others?I was glad to receive today's press release announcing Cinedigm's new endeavor. I was even gladder though to learn of it, which is why I gave them this quote expressing it!

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    Larenz Tate, Tawny Cypress & Aisha Hinds to Star in BET Original Undercover Cop Drama "Gun Hill"

    The Bet Networks annoucement was just released today. Gun Hill, written and directed by Reggie "Rock" Bythewood, will star Larenz Tate, Tawny Cypress (Heroes, Rescue Me) and Aisha Hinds (True Blood, Hawthorne).

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    Eddie Murphy Hosts The Oscars? Shrug. First Let's Fire All the Writers

    Critics are already turning cartwheels wondering whether Eddie Murphy will be a good Oscar host, but the truth is: the host won’t make any difference until the producers sweep away the stale, vaudevillian writing that makes the show feel like a relic from the Bob Hope era in the 21st century.

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    Here’s the Project of the Week Winner: “Exotic World and the Burlesque Revival”

    Thanks to your votes, the burlesque documentary "Exotic World and the Burlesque Revival” won last week’s Project of the Week contest. Congratulations to director Red Tremmel.

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    Watch Trailer For Raindance Film Festival Selection "Soka Afrika"

    Here's a film we briefly touched on at the old S&A site. Called Soka Afrika, the documentary takes a look at the popular sport of football (soccer) via the contrasting tales of two boys. It will screen at the Raindance Film Festival in the UK on October 9th.

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    Mobutu Sese Seko Died Today… Watch "Mobutu, King of Zaire"

    Today in history... September 7, 1997... Congo/Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo) dictator, Mobutu Sese Seko, died in exile in Morocco, from prostate cancer.

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    The Dirty Dozen

    One of Robert Aldrich’s most subversive (and financially most successful) films is his 1967 color and wide-screen World War II saga of legalized criminality, THE DIRTY DOZEN (available on DVD). Aldrich had first dealt with this war eleven years earlier in his violently gripping cult picture, Attack!...

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    Trailer For Darryl Roberts' Sequel To His "America The Beautiful" Doc

    In case you haven't heard of the 2007 documentary America The Beautiful, conceived and directed by filmmaker Darryl Roberts , it just happens that it's one of the most financially successful, self distributed documentaries in recent years.

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