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Sundance: 'Mudbound' Premieres to Rapturous Standing Ovation and Oscar Buzz

A year ago, “Manchester by the Sea” debuted on the first Saturday of Sundance 2016. That same magic must have rubbed off on Dee Rees’ “Mudbound,” an operatic drama about two families set in 1940s Mississippi Delta that premiered to the most enthusiastic standing ovation of this year’s Park City gathering so far. 407 more words


Dee Rees Brings 'Mudbound' & Thoughts Beyond Race to Sundance

PARK CITY — It’s hard to imagine a time when the issues of race and class have been more ripe in America and, not surprisingly, a film that delves deeply into both subjects has attracted considerable preliminary interest from buyers at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. 464 more words


'Moonlight' Is a Powerful Exploration of Young Black Manhood and Sexuality

It’s striking, right away, how much of Barry Jenkins’s Moonlight is told from the perspective of its protagonist. I’m not just talking about how we only see things he sees, glimpses of arguments and assignations that are quickly ended when he makes his presence known. 758 more words


Black/Feminist/Lesbian/Queer/Trans* Cultural Production: A Symposium Honoring the 20th Anniversary of Cheryl Dunye’s “The Watermelon Woman”

Symposium Description:

This symposium honors the 20th anniversary of Cheryl Dunye’s film, “The Watermelon Woman” (1996). The first feature film directed by and starring a black lesbian, the production of this film marked a watershed moment for black cinema, feminist cinema, lesbian cinema, and new queer cinema. 430 more words

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