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    How Kasi Lemmons' Return to the Holiday Musical 'Black Nativity' Saved Her Life

    But it took Lemmons four years to "shake down" the play and come up with her own take, which is revived every Christmas in cities all around the country, and new music to go along with the original's holiday standards. Producer Celine Rattray first suggested the project to her. "Look no further," Le...

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    Out of the Furnace

    Director and co-writer Scott Cooper never finds a way to transform his working-class parable into a meaningful story in "Out of the Furnace."

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    Gotham Awards Go to Coens, McConaughey, Larson, and Coogler, '12 Years a Slave' Gets Zip, Daniels Fights Back

    The Independent Feature Project's Gotham Awards are truly New York indie, just as Film Independent's Indie Spirits are very Los Angeles. Thus Monday night's awards benefited feature winner "Inside Llewyn Davis," a portrait of the 60s New York folk scene from New York's own Coen brothers, "Fruitvale ...

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    Watch: 'Making A Story' Short Films With Cate Blancett, Greta Gerwig, Bradley Cooper & More Directed By Janusz Kaminski

    When Janusz Kaminski isn’t lensing his often Oscar-nominated work on a batch of Steven Spielberg’s finest films, including “Schindler’s List," “Saving Private Ryan," and most recently “Lincoln," the cinematographer also occasionally settles into the director’s chair. Three films (including the under...

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    Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, Michael B. Jordan, Chiwetel Ejiofor Star In New York Times Shorts. Watch Them All

    Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, Michael B. Jordan, Chiwetel Ejiofor Star In New York Times Shorts. Watch Them

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    Forest Whitaker and 'Barbershop' Creator Mark Brown in Production on RomCom 'Sharon 1.2.3'

    A recently tweeted photo from the set of Sharon 1.2.3, the upcoming indie romantic comedy from writer-director Mark Brown (Barbershop 1 &2, How to be a Player, Two Can Play That Game).

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    'Ernest & Celestine' English-Language Voice Cast Includes Forest Whitaker, Lauren Bacall, Paul Giamatti and More

    Renowned animation distributor GKIDS has unveiled the English-language voice cast for lovely French animated film "Ernest & Celestine." Forest Whitaker takes the lead, voicing vagabond bear Ernest, while child actress Mackenzie Foy ("The Conjuring," "Twilight: Breaking Dawn") will voice Celestine, a...

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    Exclusive: Anthony Mackie, Forest Whitaker, Sanaa Lathan Are Torn Apart In 'Repentance' Poster

    Exclusive - Anthony Mackie, Forest Whitaker, Sanaa Lathan Are Ripped Apart In 'Repentance' Poster

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    WATCH: McConaughey, Whitaker, Gyllenhaal, Leto, Brolin and Jordan Talk Acting for THR Awards Roundtable

    It's that time of year again when the Hollywood Reporter kicks off its round table discussions. First up, the Actors. Matthew McConaughey, Jake Gyllenhaal, Jared Leto, Forest Whitaker, Josh Brolin and Michael B. Jordan talk everything from flubbed auditions to leg waxing. Watch the full video below,...

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    Forest Whitaker to Receive Santa Barbara International Film Festival's Kirk Douglas Award

    The Santa Barbara International Film Festival will present its eighth annual Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film to Forest Whitaker on December 15.

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