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    Why Black Indie Filmmakers Matter (And How You Can Support Them)

    Let's be honest: Historically, the majority of black films produced each year have not come from Hollywood.

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    Watch: 'Free Angela' Filmmaker Shola Lynch On Being Pigeonholed As a Black Female Filmmaker

    Second-time filmmaker Shola Lynch, having just finished her first project about Brooklyn-based Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm's 1972 presidential bid, did not want to make her next film about "another black woman." But political activist Angela Davis was simply too rich of a subject for Lynch to pas...

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    What Are You Seeing This Weekend? 'Evil Dead' Probably Won't Be 'The Company You Keep;' Fall Into A 'Trance' With 'Upstream Color'

    Looking for an adrenaline fix this weekend? Perhaps you're thinking about extreme sporting, a long run, or riding roller coasters. All good choices, and we'd like to suggest another. Head over to your local multiplex, where an assortment of shocking, dynamic, unearthly films are sure to get your pul...

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    Weekend Preview: Critics Rate Boyle, Carruth, and Redford Thrillers 'Trance,' 'Upstream Color,' and 'The Company You Keep'

    Ready for intrigue at the movies this weekend? A batch of enigmatic and mysterious thrillers are hitting theaters, with varying critical results. Danny Boyle's "Trance," starring James McAvoy, Rosario Dawson and Vincent Cassel, is getting praise for its hypnotically high-watt aesthetic, but critics ...

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    The 7 Indie Films You Must See This April

    From Terrence Malick and Danny Boyle to Angela Davis and Matthew McConaughey, the specialty market is offering up an awesome mix of films for the first full month of Spring 2013. Check out Indiewire's picks for the month's 7 best options below. Though do head over to the full month's calendar as we...

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    Tugg and Codeblack Films Partner to Let Audiences Host 'Free Angela' at Local Theaters

    Codeblack Films, a Lionsgate company, and Tugg, a web-platform that allows to audiences choose which films play in their local theaters, have teamed up to make Shola Lynch's documentary "Free Angela & All Political Prisoners" available to screen across the country. The partnership enables the film t...

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    Tugg Partners with Codeblack Films For Special Screenings of Shola Lynch's 'Free Angela & All Political Prisoners'

    Tugg, a web platform that allows moviegoers to vote on what appears at their local cineplexes, is partnering with Lionsgate's Codeblack Films on making Shola Lynch's TIFF documentary "Free Angela & All Political Prisoners" available to screen nationwide. The film opens in select cities on April ...

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    Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Reveals 2013 Slate

    At a time when doc production is exploding and ways of telling real-life stories have never been more innovative and varied, it's a great moment to check out the eclectic selection at the 16th annual Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, which is becoming a major doc showcase. Running April 4-7 in D...

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    TIFF Review: 'Free Angela & All Political Prisoners' A Fascinating Chronicle Of Justice & Strength

    "Black power means dignity," is a phrase that lingers from Shola Lynch's documentary about activist and scholar Angela Davis. And dignity is just one of the many qualities that one can attach to Davis, a bold and powerful figure whose own battle for justice and freedom is chronicled in "Free Angela ...

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