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    FREE screening - Mustafa Davis' doc 'The Warm Heart of Africa' in Houston, Sat. 9/29

    This Saturday September 29th, the Houston, TX based African diaspora art organization Our Image Film & Arts, who we've written about on Shadow And Act in the past presents the newest screening in their ongoing commitment to advancing Black film and art about and by underrepresented racial an...

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    New Poster For 'Les Miserables' Doesn't Have Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe Or Anne Hathaway On It

    Even if you sort of didn't care about "Les Miserables," it was hard not get excited about the movie when that behind-the-scenes featurette dropped last week, giving a pretty impressive look at the scale of the production Tom Hooper and co. are putting together. Most compelling was the ...

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    Marketing Watch: 'Frankenweenie' E-Book Free on iTunes

    Disney's promo materials on Tim Burton's "Frankenweenie" have been innovative and choice. Their latest offering is a content-rich e-book tie-in. "Frankenweenie: An Electrifying Book" provides a behind-the-scenes examination of the world of the original 1984 short film that inspired the upcoming fea...

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    Shooting Begins In S. Africa On Forest Whitaker Crime Drama 'Zulu' (Alexandre Desplat Scoring)

    Shooting officially began today in Cape Town, South Africa, on the Forest Whitaker/Orlando Bloom crime drama Zulu, which is based on French author Caryl Férey’s award winning crime novel of the same name.

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    Exclusive: Poster For The Award Winning Documentary 'The Flat'

    Family history can be a complicated thing. As much as we might think we know our parents or grandparents, the understanding of the history of our lineage tends to be shaped by what we're told. The past usually doesn't stay hidden for long, and as director Arnon Goldfinger found out, there wa...

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    Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival Honors Film Distributor, Curator Michelle Materre

    I've known Michelle Materre for about 6 years now, and I can say that this is definitely well-deserved (with hopefully even more to come):

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    Hugh Jackman Is Ripped & Ready In First Official Image From 'The Wolverine'

    After enduring some delays and the exit of original director Darren Aronofsky, lensing finally got underway at the end of the summer for "The Wolverine." And while there have been some pretty weak sauce set photos and videos thus far, 20th Century Fox have unveiled the first official image...

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    NYFF: Cristian Mungiu On Social Control, Communism & Those Long Takes In 'Beyond The Hills'

    Though it took some time (and a stopover for an omnibus titled “Tales from the Golden Age”), Romanian auteur and Palm d’or recipient Cristian Mungiu has finally returned with a new full length film, “Beyond The Hills,” another penetrating, finespun narrative that took both Best Screenplay and Best A...

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    The American Dream In A Can: Trailer For Indie 'Syrup' With Amber Heard & Shiloh Fernandez

    Amber Heard and movies based on cult novels don't seem to fit so well together. "The Informers," based on Bret Easton Ellis' book, was largely ignored, while "The Rum Diary" didn't manage to bring much life to Hunter S. Thompson's work. And now comes "Syrup,&...

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger Says 'Breacher' Will Be His New 'Predator'; "Nothing" Happening With 'Terminator 5'

    While the accountants in Hollywood spend Monday morning figuring out which movie came out on top in a tightly fought, though overall lukewarm weekend at the box office, no matter how it plays out, David Ayer will be happy. His latest cops-in-Los-Angeles flick "End Of Watch" took home decen...

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