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    Andrew Dosunmu’s “Restless City” Premieres In New York May 29th

    Congratulations New Yorkers! You'll FINALLY get your first chance to see Nigerian filmmaker, Andrew Dosunmu’s Restless City, a Sundance 2011 entry, which I saw, loved and also reviewed on the old website, HERE.

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    Keenen Ivory Wayans To Be Honored w/ Entertainment Icon Award At 2011 American Black Film Fest

    I plan on being there this year; missed it the last couple of years. I might actually be on a panel... details on that later, once everything is worked out finalized; regardless, I'll be there, panel or not. Maybe I'll run into some of you... maybe not.

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    A Week in Cannes Is Worth A Month in the Real World... But More Exhausting

    View from the press wifi cafe in the Palais des Festival

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    Watch Trailer For Award-Winning, Internationally-Screened Nigerian Film "Anchor Baby"

    Anchor Baby is a Nigerian film that's gained some major recognition on the festival circuit. It's screened, as an official selection, at some popular film festivals so far including Pan African Film Festival and the San Diego Black Film Festival. It also garnered two nominations at the 2011 Afric...

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    Worldwide Premiere Of Steve McQueen's "Shame" Confirmed For 68th Venice Film Festival

    In my review of the film's script, I suggested that the completed work might make its worldwide debut at the Venice Film Festival later this year - August 31st to September 10th, to be exact.

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    Cannes 2011 – Trailer For Egyptian Collab Effort "18 Days" (10 Directors, 20 Actors, 1 Revolution)

    As noted in a previous post, Egypt will be the first in a new tradition to welcome a "Country of Honor" every year to the Cannes Film Festival.

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    Cannes 2011 - Watch 2 Cips From "Ingenious Thievery" Entry "Play"

    Another 2011 Cannes Film Festival title previously profiled on S&A.

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    Cannes 2011 - Watch 4 Cips From Magical Realist Entry "Blue Bird"

    A film first written about by MsWOO about a week ago (HERE), which is screening at the ongoing Cannes Film Festival, where she currently is, as part of the Director's Fortnight sidebar.

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    A Brief History Of African Films At The Cannes Film Festival

    Our own MsWOO (aka Wendy) is at the Cannes Film Festival right now, representing Shadow And Act, although she's run into a few unexpected hurdles in the early half of the festival, hindering how productive she's able to be; it's our first year covering the festival, so there are certain things we've...

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    2011 Human Rights Watch Film Festival June 16-30 - Lineup

    NEW YORK, May 13, 2011 – Now in its 22nd year, the 2011 Human Rights Watch Film Festival returns to New York with an extraordinary program of films set to inspire, inform and spark debate. A co-presentation of Human Rights Watch and the Film Society of Lincoln Center, the festival will run from June...

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