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    "Attack The Block" Star Franz Drameh Getting His Chance To Shine In "Painkiller"

    Thus far, it seems like John Boyega is the only star (of all the young black men) from this summer's Brit hit Attack The Block to see his profile enjoy any real post-Attack The Block push (here in the USA anyway), scoring the lead role in the Spike Lee-directed boxing drama for HBO titled D...

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    Sundance 2012 - Watch Dystopian "Robots Of Brixton" From The Short Film Program

    Looking over the Sundance 2012 Short Film Program announced earlier today, I came across this one...

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    Sundance Short Films 2012: "Outrageously Distinctive with Uncompromised Spirit"

    The Sundance Film Festival selected 64 shorts from 7,675 submissions for its 2012 Short Film program of US and foreign films, in Narrative, Animated and Documentary categories, as well as the New Frontiers section.

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    Sundance Film Festival Releases 2012 U.S. and International Short Films Roster

    In the final major 2012 Sundance Film Festival lineup announcement, the Sundance Institute unveiled the January festival's roster of U.S. and international short films. 64 shorts were selected from a record 7,675 submissions, up 16% over submissions for the 2011 festival, organizers said Tuesday...

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    Concrete Jungles: Doc Short Reimagines the High Rise

    “One Millionth Tower” is a visually spectacular Web documentary by Canadian filmmaker Katerina Cizek that reimagines the fate of the dilapidating modern high-rise, a building form that houses over a billion people worldwide.   The six and a half minute short concentrates on a T...

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    Short Starts: Watch 3 Early Films by "Young Adult" Director Jason Reitman

    Short Starts is a column devoted to kicking off the week with a short film, typically one tied to a new release. Today we look at a few early films by Jason Reitman, whose latest feature, "Young Adult," opens in limited release this week.

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    Which Animated Short Could Possibly Beat Pixar's "La Luna" for the Oscar?

    Yesterday the Academy announced the 10 animated shorts that have made it onto the shortlist for the Oscar, to be given out in February. Only three to five of these films will be nominated, but even getting this far is an incredibly exciting accomplishment. Therefore, instead of just copying out...

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    Sundance 2012 Predictions Continued... Sheldon Candis' "Learning Uncle Vincent" (Starring Common)

    So... my Sundance 2012 predictions list traveled quite a bit it seems, if the number of emails I received afterward alerting me to other potential *black films* that might get into the festival (a few even confirming with me that they were in, though I won't say which :))

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    Watch "Shame" Actress Lucy Walters in "Prickles"

    Short Starts is a column devoted to kicking off the week with a short film, typically one tied to a new release. Today we look at a film starring Lucy Walters of "Shame," which opens in limited release this Friday.

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    Watch Trailer For $40,000 Sci-Fi Dystopian Short Film "Rahab" Starring David Oyelowo

    Here's your first look at David Oyelowo in the first trailer for at sci-fi short film he stars in called Rahab, based on an idea that won the 2011 Enter The Pitch contest.

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