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    Chris Rock Talks About His New "Black" Film, Working w/Tyler Perry + The Eddie Murphy Movie That Should Be The Model For Black Films

    Chris Rock sat down with Vibe Magazine for an interview recently (he's also the guest editor for the mag this month) and gave some revealing updates on his current projects, his thoughts on working with Tyler Perry, what he considers the correct way to do a black movie and much more.

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    Spike Lee Talks Red Hook Summer's Sundance Premiere, Hollywood System, State of Black Cinema, Future Projects and More

    Spike Lee Talks Red Hook Summer's Sundance Premiere, Hollywood System, State of Black Cinema, Future Projects and More

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    "The World & The Industry Will Move On": Steven Soderbergh On His Retirement, 'Magic Mike' & 'Side Effects'

    For the last couple of years, Steven Soderbergh, one of the most acclaimed filmmakers of the last few decades, started to talk about retirement. Initially dismissed as a joke, the ambiguity played up by the director, it's become increasingly clear that Soderbergh is serious about the proposition.

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    Spike Lee & Dee Rees In Conversation w/ NY Times' David Carr At Sundance To Stream Live On Sunday

    This Sunday the 22nd of January, 1pm to 2:30pm EST (10am to 11:30am MST) at the Cinema Cafe at the Sundance Film Festival, Spike Lee and Dee Rees will appear together in conversation with the New York Times' David Carr moderating the discussion at part of the New York Times' TimesTalk s...

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    Director's Spotlight: Joe Doughrity Sheds Some Light And Love On Detroit With "Cornerstore"

    If you've been reading S&A for awhile now, you've probably noticed one name that pops up often here...Joe Doughrity.  His 2007 short film Akira's Hip Hop Shop, starring James Kyson Lee and Emayatzy Corinealdi, is a favorite by many along with Celeste Bright, a popular web series...

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    Anthony Mackie Dishes On His Character In Heist Flick "Man On A Ledge"

    Until today, I've had really no idea what Anthony Mackie's role in the entire story is (except that he's a cop, given the image above released in December), and just how much he's involved; he could be on screen for 5 minutes, or 25; I don't know.

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    Tran Anh Hung Talks His "Deep Spiritual Connection" With 'Norwegian Wood,' Says His Next Film Will Be His French Language Debut

    Bold is the filmmaker who would tackle the prose of cult novelist Haruki Murakami. Though Jun Ichikawa found success adapting the short story "Tony Takitani," most of Murakami's work is desolate and blackly humorous, centered on characters struggling with loneliness in a politically-tr...

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    Mekhi Phifer Talks Broadway Debut in Alicia Keys-Produced "Stick Fly"

    Mekhi Phifer Talks Broadway Debut in Alicia Keys-Produced "Stick Fly"

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    Watch: 10 Questions With Dee Rees (Writer/Director Of "Pariah")

    More footage from Pariah press day in New York City was a few weeks ago, and, in the rush of it all, I was able to chat with some of its starring cast (Adepero Oduye, Kim Wayans and Pernell Walker), its director (Dee Rees), and producer (Nekisa Cooper).

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    Stephen Daldry Talks Asperger's, Depicting 9/11 In 'Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close,' And The Oscars

    At present, up to the imminent release of “Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close,” Stephen Daldry is three-for-three in terms of films to Best Director Oscar nominations; there’s clearly something about the stories he tells hitting a nerve among Academy voters, no matter how challenging (“The Hours”) ...

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