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    S & A's Sergio To Host And Discuss Screening of 'Race' Film 'Broken Strings' in Feb.

    That's right folks, little old me. But first, as you may recall, just a few days ago, I wote an item about The Black Cinema House in Chicago, a newly established screening space, in operation since this fall, devoted to the exhibition and discussion of independent and rarely seen black cinema in...

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    Langston Hughes African American Film Festival (Seattle) Call For Films

    Everything you need to know follows in the release below:

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    Robert Rodriguez's 'Machete Kills' in Theaters September 13

    Open Road will release Robert Rodriquez's "Machete Kills" on September 13. The follow-up to 2010's "Machete" (which was released by 20th Century Fox), and the second of a trilogy, "Machete Kills" stars Danny Trejo, Michelle Rodriguez, Sofia Vergara, Amber Heard, Charlie Sheen, Lady Gaga...

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    Jerry Lewis Starts Shooting First Film In 18 Years 'Max Rose' This Week

    Jerry Lewis made his first film appearance back in 1949, and 46 years later it seemed that he’d graced the big screen for the final time alongside Oliver Platt in “Funny Bones.” But after 18 years away, and around 30 years since his last leading role, it appears that Lewis is to re...

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    Dane DeHaan Is Starring In That Metallica Movie 'Metallica Through The Never' Coming Out Later This Year

    Man, we totally forgot about this. First announced nearly a year ago, Metallica and "Predators" director Nimrod Antal revealed they were embarking on a concert movie, that also would have some kind of narrative. We all kind of rolled our eyes and said "Cool, whatevs" and the...

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    S. Epatha Merkerson, Ruby Dee Star In Barbara Montgomery's Historical Triptych 'Mitote'

    Very intriguing project here from veteran actress turned director, producer, Barbara Montgomery, titled Mitote.

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    Sundance Institute's Artists Services Program Announces New Digital Titles 'Primer,' 'Hipster,' 'Detropia,' 'The Slaughter Rule' and More

    Sundance Institute Artists Services, In collaboration with Cinedigm Entertainment Group/New Video, announces the SI films releasing today on various digital platforms. Check here to watch them. The Artist Services program provides filmmakers with exclusive opportunities for self-distribution...

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    'Repo Man' & Laurence Olivier's 'Richard III' Lead Criterion's April Slate

    This spring, The Criterion Collection have both cult and classic movies on their mind, and their newly announced April slate will have for something for fans of either category -- or both.

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    Bob Berney Launches Picturehouse 2.0 with Netflix Output Deal

    The indie film community has been waiting for the unveiling of indie distributor Bob Berney's latest incarnation. Finally, after his short-lived stint at FilmDistrict, Berney is rebooting the Picturehouse label that he co-founded in 2005, which was later shuttered by partners New Line Cinema and HBO...

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    New On DVD/VOD: Matthew Cherry's 'The Last Fall' - Starring Lance Gross, Nicole Beharie

    Matthew Cherry's The Last Fall, which stars Lance Gross and Nicole Beharie, is now available on home video - DVD and on VOD - as of today, January 15, 2013.

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