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  • Shadow and Act
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    Director's Spotlight: Joe Doughrity Sheds Some Light And Love On Detroit With "Cornerstore"

    If you've been reading S&A for awhile now, you've probably noticed one name that pops up often here...Joe Doughrity.  His 2007 short film Akira's Hip Hop Shop, starring James Kyson Lee and Emayatzy Corinealdi, is a favorite by many along with Celeste Bright, a popular web series in which he directed some of the episodes.  Cornerstore, his latest production, is a comedy that's garnering much fanfare since its debut at the Pan African Film Festival last year and has been profiled a few times on S&A. 

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  • The Playlist
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    Diablo Cody Reveals 'Sweet Valley High' Will Be A Musical

    Diablo Cody has spent the last few months doing the circuit with Jason Reitman's "Young Adult," and along the way she talked up "The Evil Dead" remake that she recently gave a polish to, as well as the long-developing "Sweet Valley High." What we learned over the past little while is that the adaptation of popular series of tween books will go into "hard R" territory in a picture that Cody said she hopes will be an "American Graffiti" for the '80s. So perhaps we should have seen this next bit coming.

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  • SydneysBuzz
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    Wroclaw Rhymes with Love: Out with the Old, In with the New, Part 3

    Continuing with my blog series on my 2011 travels to festivals, (Out with the Old, In with the New), after Spain I was invited to serve on the jury of the American Film Festival's debut edition of Indies in Progress. The American Film Festival itself is only 2 years old. The second edition will be Indies in Progress. www.neweuropefilmsales.com the only international sales agent in Poland has picked up ww rights to Now Forager, winner of American Film Festival's Indies in Progress. New Horizons, the distribution arm of Poland's largest film festival picked up 7 festiival favorites for Polish distribution. New Horizons is owned by Gutek, Poland's largest independent film distributor.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Omar Sy Wins Best Actor Trophy At 17th Lumiere Awards (French Equivalent Of The Golden Globes)

    The Golden Globe Awards ceremony takes place this Sunday night here in the USA; but across the pond, in France, the 17th annual Lumière awards - essentially the French equivalent of the Golden Globes, as foreign press based in France select the best in French cinema - were handed out today; and, of note, amongst the names and titles on the list of honorees, our man Omar Sy, and the film he stars in, Intouchables, as well as Aki Kaurismäki's French immigration dramedy Le Havre, were all nominees up for trophies.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    "The Mountaintop" Closes In A Week! Last Chance To See It! (Broadway)

    If you haven't seen it yet, and you've wanted to, you should know that Katori Hall's award-winning play The Mountaintop on Broadway, starring Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett, will close on January 22, just over a week from today - not a lot of time left, so get moving!

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  • The Playlist
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    Judd Apatow, Paul Feig & The Final Word On The Much-Discussed 'Bridesmaids' Sequel: We'll Do A Sequel If & When A Worthy Idea Surfaces

    God, the "Bridesmaids" sequel conversation has to stop. It all started when Universal said they'd consider making a sequel with or without lead actress Kristen Wiig (who wrote the script with her pal Annie Mumolo). Of course they would: the hilarious and successful comedy became the highest-grossing R-rated female-led comedy of all time (domestically) last year (outgrossing "Sex and the City" by about $17 million in North America). They'd love a repeat of that financial success. But cast members quickly said the obvious aloud: a sequel without Wiig would be a terrible idea, and producer Judd Apatow pretty much said the same. But the wishful-thinking crowd got a little bit more excited for a sequel when co-star  Wendi McLendon-Covey gave them all a little hope and said Wiig could star in a sequel after all (so far, she's been fairly disinterested in returning to the territory and told THR she was writing something else).

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  • The Playlist
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    We Need To Talk About Norman: 'Psycho' Prequel Coming To A&E In New Series 'Bates Motel'

    It seems Hollywood is realizing that a long time ago, a guy named Alfred Hitchcock made movies, and even more, they were pretty good. There are already a handful of Hitchock-based projects in the works including "Alfred Hitchock And The Making Of Psycho" starring Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren; "The Girl" about the director's relationship with Tippi Hedren featuring Toby Jones and Sienna Miller and a few remakes including a more gadget-driven version of "To Catch A Thief." Hell, even "The Artist" borrows the score from "Vertigo," much to the violation of Kim Novak. But, it's not going to end there.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Watch Season Finale Of "The Mis-adventures Of Awkward Black Girl" (w/ A Special Guest Appearance)

    Debuting much earlier today (so some of you may have already seen it), here's episode 12 (The Decision) and also the season finale of Issa Rae's popular Awkward Black Girl web series.

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  • The Playlist
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    Antonio Banderas To Play Fidel Castro In 'Castro's Daughter'

    For a while there, we were worried. There seemed to be a way too long stretch of time where Antonio Banderas looked like he might never rebound from what seemed to be a string of bad choices. While he was keeping the lights on with "Shrek" movies, he was starring in one movie after another that no saw/heard of. Remember "The Big Bang," "The Code," "Bordertown," or "Take The Lead"? Yeah, neither do we. But 2011 has been a return to form. He reteamed with Pedro Almodovar for the severely underrated "The Skin I Live In," starred in the epic "Black Gold" and next week, he appears in Steven Soderbergh's "Haywire." Now, he's eyeing a role that will definitely keep him in the spotlight.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    "CornerStore," "Joyful Noise," "Sing Your Song," "The Divide" - New In Theaters This Weekend

    And we're off... as already noted in a previous post, January will probably see one of the most *active* months throughout 2012 where *black cinema* is concerned - active in terms of releases, premier festival screenings, and discussion/debate about the films that make up the first 2.

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