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    Yahoo! To Sponsor Short Film Program At 2012 Sundance Film Festival

    Press release below... the gist: a select number of short films from the 2012 installment of the festival will premiere on b>Yahoo's highly-trafficked Yahoo! Movies site (27.5 million users per month). Viewers will then vote for the best film which will win an audience award presented to the winning...

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    Tangi Miller Producing & Starring In Her Own Films; Premiering "Guardian Of Eden" This Weekend

    A double-shot of Tangi Miller today (see my earlier post on a romcom she stars in opposite Malik Yoba, titled My Girlfriend's Back). Remember her from Felicity many moons ago?

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    Preview "Black Hands - Trial of the Arsonist Slave" - Premiering In Chicago This Weekend!

    Intriguing docu-drama here, with an unfamiliar story, and one I'd very much like to see. Here's the story:

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    Trailer For "My Girlfriend's Back" Starring Malik Yoba & Tangi Miller

    Screening at the upcoming Chicago African Diaspora Film Festival.... Malik Yoba and Tangi Miller in the romcom, My Girlfriend's Back. The story of a man who (seemingly) has everything until his ex girlfriend shows up.

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    Preview Kevin Jerome Everson's "Quality Control" (A Day In The Life Of An Alabama Dry Cleaners)

    Kevin Jerome Everson is maybe one of the more well-known African American experimental filmmakers. Born in 1965, Everson now lives and works in Charlottesville, Virginia. A recipient many prestigious grants and fellowships, his works have been exhibited at several revered film festivals and institut...

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    9th Annual Chicago African Diaspora Film Festival Set For June 17-23

    Our readers in the Chicago area should be interested to know that the 9th annual Chicago African Diaspora International Film Festival will take pace at Facets Multimedia in Chicago, starting this Friday, June 17 and continuing through Thursday, June 23rd.

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    Bronx International Film Fest Preview: "Below New York" (A Stylized Look At NYC's Subway Performers)

    Ahh yes, New York City... the place I currently call home, and will likely continue to do so for many more years to come.

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    Cine Fest Petrobras Brasil 2011 Preview - Action/Drama "Bróder"

    The 9th Cine Fest Petrobras Brasil here in New York is officially underway, running through June 19, with screenings being held at Tribeca Cinemas, featuring some of the best Brazilian feature films this year without USA distribution.

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    Brooklyn Film Festival Review - "My Last Day Without You" (Nicole Beharie, Ken Duken)

    My Last Day Without You is a film we've covered quite a bit here on S&A. The indie flick starring Nicole Beharie and Ken Duken, premiered this past weekend at the Brooklyn Film Festival, screening to sold out audiences on both Saturday and Sunday.

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    Preeminent African Film Festival (FESPACO) & Stateside Black Film Festivals - Critical Parallels

    Reading the below recent lament from internationally celebrated Chadian director Mahamat-Saleh Haroun (Un Homme Qui Crie) on FESPACO, the largest, and most significant African film festival, held biennially in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, I was immediately reminded that, over the years, black film festivals here in the USA have also often been heavily criticized by filmmakers and audiences alike, unfairly some may say. We've touched on the matter on this site in previous posts; I also recall a thread on my old website - The Obenson Report - that unexpectedly attracted a stream of comments, most of them quite impassioned, expressing all sides, a...

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