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    Darryl Roberts' 'America The Beautiful 3' Scheduled For Release Later This Year (The Last Of The True Independents)

    I’ve written about L.A. and Chicago based filmmaker Darryl Roberts on S & A a few times before. And in case you haven't heard of his 2007 documentary America The Beautiful, it just happens to be one of the most financially successful, self-distributed documentaries in recent years.

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    Watch: Edgar Wright's 'Ant-Man' Test Reel Leaks Online

    If you don't know the name Adam Buxton, Edgar Wright sure does. The Brit comedian and actor has appeared in "Shaun Of The Dead" and "Hot Fuzz," as well as "Paul" (unofficially produced by Wright) and "Attack The Block" (directed Joe Cornish, with whom he performs comedy with as Adam and Joe). So, it...

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    Choice Skinner Wins Top Prize In Octavia Spencer's Short Film Contest

    Congrats once again to Choice Skinner (a long-time S&A reader) on the acknowledgement. His winning short film, A Second Thought, will screen at the SoHoFilmFest In April.

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    4 African Diaspora-Interest Films To See At The New Directors/New Films Fest (Starts 3/20)

    4 African Diaspora-Interest Films To See At The New Directors/New Films Fest (Starts 3/20)

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    'Ain't Them Bodies Saints' Director David Lowery Jumps To Disney To Write New Take On 'Pete's Dragon'

    Okay, if Lynne Ramsay exiting "Jane Got A Gun" wasn't already the biggest surprise news of the day, this probably would be. David Lowery, who seemed to be everywhere in Park City in January was writer of the Slamdance entry "Pit Stop," editor on Shane Carruth's Sundance film "Upsteam Color" while un...

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    Full Synopsis + Publish Date For Sidney Poitier's First Fiction Novel - 'Montaro Caine'

    As we announced in December, the one and only legend Sidney Poitier has penned his first fiction novel - a sci-fi/thriller titled Montaro Caine which will officially go on sale on May 7, 2013 - less than 2 months away.

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    Watch: Trailer For Wacky Comedy 'Revenge For Jolly!' Featuring Oscar Isaac, Kristen Wiig, Elijah Wood & More

    Every year, amongst the countless films that see a theatrical release -- no matter how small -- there are a select few that are destined for that no man’s land known as direct-to-video. The latest entry in this grand tradition is “Revenge For Jolly!,” a film which our man in Tribeca was not a fan of...

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    Visit 'The Place Beyond The Pines' With Pics, Behind-The-Scenes Snaps & U.K. Posters

    These days, Ryan Gosling is coming to define “Indiewood”. His brand of subtle gestures and billboard bankability is rapidly making him an icon of the not-quite-mainstream (we’ll let his Mouseketeer days slide), while the indie-convert Bradley Cooper is similarly redefining himself in the wake of “Si...

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    Justin Timberlake Will NOT Be Daddy Warbucks In 'Annie' - Will A Black Actor Be Cast?

    Well, you can rest easy now folks, since many of you weren't particularly thrilled with the news.

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    '28 Days Later' & 'Dredd' Screenwriter Alex Garland To Make Directorial Debut With Sci-Fi 'Ex Machina'

    While reports of the supposed editing room battles between screenwriter Alex Garland and "Dredd" director Pete Travis made headlines, the pair downplayed those differences, but something must have happened. Whatever it was, Garland will now get to call his own shots, as the "28 Days Later" and "Neve...

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