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    Spike Lee Is Jet Magazine's Cover Story

    Like I said earlier, this week has certainly been Spike Lee Week on S & A. I've lost count how many items we've had about him this week on the site. It seemed like everytime you turned around he was there, watching you, stalking you. 

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    Africa Gets Animated This Year With 2 Feature Films Coming Out Of France ("Aya de Yopougon" + "Zarafa")

    The highly anticipated film adaptation of Ivory Coast-born/France-based author Marguerite Abouet's popular graphic novel series, Aya de Yopougon (Aya of Yop City), won't be released in French theatres until May.  However, in February, S&A readers can see writer/director Rémi ...

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    Charlie Kaufman's 'Frank Or Francis' Adds Elizabeth Banks & Paul Reubens

    It just keeps getting better and better. Only a day after Charlie Kaufman's wildly ambitious "Frank Or Francis" landed its first female leads in Kate Winslet and Catherine Keener, another exceptionally talented thesp is coming on board.

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    'Robot & Frank' and 'Valley of Saints' Receive Sundance Sloan Awards

    As part of Sundance and the Sloan Foundation's Science-in-Film Initiative, Jake Schreier's Premieres film "Robot & Frank" and Musa Syeed's World Competition title "Valley of Saints" have both received the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Feature Film Prize at the 2012 S...

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    Nice! High Stakes Gambling Drama "High Chicago" To Make USA Debut At Pan African Film Fest

    Glad that this new Canadian-produced feature I previously profiled enthusiastically on S&A (and which was received just as enthusiastically) is finally set to make it USA premiere; and it will do so at the upcoming Pan African Film Festival which begins February 9th.

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    'The Blind Side' Director John Lee Hancock To Direct John Grisham's 'The Partner'

    There was a time (the early '90s) when adapting a John Grisham novel for the big screen was essentially like printing money. The run of "The Firm," "The Pelican Brief," "The Client" and "A Time To Kill" arguably marked the high point of those years, while ...

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    UPDATE: Ava DuVernay's 2012 "Middle Of Nowhere" Jointly Acquired By AFFRM, Participant Media

    AFFRM and Participant Media have teamed up to jointly acquire Ava DuVernay's 2012 Sundance Film Festival selection, Middle Of Nowhere. 

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    New Images of Samuel L. Jackson As 'Nick Fury' In Marvel's "The Avengers", In Theaters This Summer

    Here's some new images of Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury in Marvel's super hero action flick The Avengers, due out this summer. 

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    In Theaters: Step Out With The 'Man On A Ledge,' Get Lost In 'The Grey' But Don't Spend 'One For The Money'

    Sundance, #sundance, SUNDANCE! 15 of your friends posted about Sundance! Retweet blah blah SUNDANCE! It's all anyone has on the brain this week. A welcome distraction from the travesty they call the Oscar nominations. Just when you think it's going to be a merry Oscar nominations morning, th...

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    Ava DuVernay's 2012 Sundance Entry "Middle Of Nowhere" Jointly Acquired By AFFRM, Participant Media

    AFFRM and Participant Media have teamed up to jointly acquire Ava DuVernay's 2012 Sundance Film Festival selection, Middle Of Nowhere. 

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