Pariah (dir. Dee Rees, 2011) – Brooklyn teenager Alike comes to terms with her sexual identity at risk of friendship, heartbreak, and family.
Heartfelt and resonant, … 476 more words
To round-off Black History Month and a little celebration for a successful lot of black nominations and wins this awards season, 4 of our SQ writers are here to talk about their favourite films by black directors. 1,110 more words
Among the few titles coming out of Sundance that could find their way to next fall’s awards season, count Dee Rees’ early 20th century southern epic 374 more words
EXCLUSIVE: While the Sundance Film Festival prizes were awarded yesterday, they’ve saved the biggest sale for last. Netflix has paid $12.5 million for Mudbound… 287 more words
Some folks look out on the world, and all they see are the differences between people, the things that set us apart. “Mudbound” is a hymn to what we all share — the human struggle, the mutual desire to succeed and create a better world for our children — and it is a damning indictment of those who stand in the way of such progress. 1,336 more words
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
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