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    African Diaspora International Film Festival Presents Its 2012 Music & Soul Film Series

    A chance for you New Yorkers to see some titles we've covered previously on S&A - especially if you missed them when the screened previously, like Menelik Shabazz's The Story Of Lovers Rock, The First Rasta, and Everyday Sunshine: The Story Of Fishbone amongst others.

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    Director Kevin Macdonald Talks The Long Road To Making His Documentary 'Marley,' And Why It's The Opposite Of 'Senna'

    Talking about icons can take a while, especially when you're tasked with an international icon like Bob Marley, whose face and music are synonymous with Jamaica, reggae and college dorms. Kevin Macdonald's new documentary, "Marley," takes nearly two hours to explore the culture and relationships tha...

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    Watch: Trailer for France's Cannes Winner 'Polisse'

    A day before screening at the Tribeca Film Festival, IFC Films have debuted the trailer for the French ensemble drama "Polisse," directed by French actress Maïwenn (who also stars in the film), and winner of the Jury Prize at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. The film, which plays like France's answer ...

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    Meet the Tribeca Filmmakers #39: 'Wavumba' Director Jeroen van Velzen

    Growing up in Kenya probably led Jeroen van Velzen to hear some different stories than many of us did when we were children. As with all kids, though, van Velzen was just as susceptible to the influence of these childhood stories. As van Velzen tells it, the simplicity and magic of those stories o...

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    Penelope Cruz Circling Role In Ridley Scott's 'The Counselor'

    Casting a movie can be difficult, especially when trying to attract top talent to a film when they undoubtedly have other offers, or trying to pick someone right for a role when the studio wants a big name. But not if you're Ridley Scott and you're working with a script by Cormac McCarthy. B...

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    Official Synopsis and New Photos From "Soft Focus" by Rod Gailes (S&A Filmmaker Challenge Winner)

    Here's the latest update on Soft Focus, the forthcoming drama by Rod Gailes OBC, winner of the 2nd Shadow & Act Filmmaker Challenge. The film is currently in post production, inching steadily toward a release on this site, which will be accompanied by a motion picture soundtrack release as w...

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    Exclusive: New Look At 'Free Samples' Co-Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Jess Weixler Talks Making The Film

    With the Cannes Film Festival dominating the headlines earlier today, let's not forget that right now in New York City the Tribeca Film Festival is in full swing, offering cinephiles a host of movies making their premieres and beginning their journey through the fest circuit and eventually into ...

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    Tribeca 2012 Highlights: Documentary "Broke" Looks at Pro Athletes Who Squander Their Earnings

    From ESPN Films comes a feature-length documentary that aims to provide insight into why 60 percent of NBA players and 78 percent of NFL players run out of funds within five years of retirement - aptly titled Broke.

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    Watch: Trailer For The True & Impossible Story Of 'Ruby Sparks' Starring Paul Dano & Zoe Kazan

    Love will turn you upside down, inside out and take you the dizzying heights of rapture and the depths of despair. And somewhere all of those collide in the woozy and charming trailer for "Ruby Sparks," the latest from "Little Miss Sunshine" directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie ...

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    Hulu Announces 'The Awesomes,' a New Show From Seth Meyers

    At its upfront presentation today, Hulu announced plans to add even more additional programming to its growing slate. Joining Morgan Spurlock's "A Day in the Life" (now in its second season), the scripted political series "Battleground" and Richard Linklater's upcoming &q...

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