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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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    Brooklyn Film Festival 2011 Preview - Short Films "Little White Lies" And "Gowanus 83"

    The Brooklyn Film Festival (June 3-12) is still taking place and if you live in the New York City area, you still have time to check out some films previewed on S&A including My Last Day Without You starring Nicole Beharie, The Athlete and Snow On Da Bluff. Below are trailers for two short films, L...

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    Zanzibar International Film Festival Set For June 18-26

    The 14th annual Zanzibar International Film Festival is set to kick off on June 18 and continuing until June 26 in Zanzibar, Tanzania.

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    American Black Film Festival 2011 Preview - "David Is Dying"

    Competing as a narrative feature in the American Black Film Festival (July 6-9) this year, David Is Dying is an intense "psychodrama" tackling love and truth. A description of the film states..."Before a man dies of HIV, he tries to seek recompense."

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    American Black Film Festival 2011 Preview - Short Film "The Turtle And The Nightingale"

    Here's another selection screening at the American Black Film Festival (July 6-9). It's called The Turtle And The Nightingale and it's apart of the HBO Short Film Competition taking place at the festival.

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    "Yelling To the Sky" At 2011 Black Harvest Film Fest; As For "The Interrupters" - Not So Fast

    Two more 2011 Black Harvest Film Festival additions were officially announced today - writer and director Victoria Mahoney's Yelling to the Sky, which made it's premiere at the Berlin Film Festival, with Zoe Kravtiz and Gabourey Sidibe starring; and an offbeat music documentary The Upsetter: The Lif...

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