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Karimah Westbrook - THE 46th NAACP Image Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium - Pasadena, California, United States - Friday 6th February 2015

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Karimah Westbrook and Oscars Monday 27th February 2012 Oscars Night America Las Vegas event held at Brenden Theatres at The Palms Casino Resort - Arrivals

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Karimah Westbrook and Academy Of Motion Pictures And Sciences Sunday 26th February 2012

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Karimah Westbrook Friday 16th December 2011 'Behind The Palace Walls' Christmas party at Film Stage Studio - Arrivals Van Nuys, Los Angeles

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Karimah Westbrook Saturday 19th November 2011 Trunk Show and AMA Style Suite at Coast Anabelle Hotel in Burbank Los Angeles, California

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The Rum Diary Trailer


Freelance journalist Paul Kemp decides one day that's he had enough of the hectic lifestyle that the early 1960's New York brings. He moves to Puerto Rico in the Caribbean to take a job at a rundown local newspaper, 'The San Juan Star', run by the equally run down Lotterman.

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Baadasssss! Review


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"Baadassss!" is Mario Van Peebles' fond commemoration of his cantankerous father's bull-headed cinematic audacity. An unblinking, if slightly golden-toned, account of the making of Melvin Van Peebles' violent, dark, gritty and groundbreaking "Sweet Sweetback's Baadassss Song," it's a clear labor of love, and so much the better for it.

"Sweetback" -- a "ghetto Western" about a slick, taciturn pimp who becomes a hunted man for killing a couple thug cops who beat a black militant -- scared the hell out of Hollywood, yet its success ($15 million in limited release in 1971) gave rise to scores of shallower imitators that became the blaxploitation genre of "Coffy" and "Shaft."

Getting the divisive, patently anti-establishment film made was a nightmare of financing and bounced checks ("Baadasssss!" implies that drug money was to be used before Bill Cosby stepped in), of casting (writer-director Melvin played the lead when he couldn't find the right actor), of union problems (the industry guilds were practically all-white at the time -- and expensive), of controversy (an X rating), and of distribution (only two privately-owned theaters would touch it at first).

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