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    Cities, States & Specific Theaters In Which 'Belle' Opens This Weekend (As Wells As In Successive Weeks)

    Cities, States & Specific Theaters In Which 'Belle' Opens This Weekend (As Wells As In Successive Weeks)

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    Belle Director Amma Asante on Challenging Stereotypes About Black Directors

    Part Two of our interview: "I wanted to create my version of an English rose. I really wanted to communicate to the audience: there are many types of English roses, and let me offer you another one for your consideration."

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    Interview: 'Belle' Director Amma Asante On Her Charged & Groundbreaking Period Drama

    A good candidate for the unexpected sleeper indie crossover of the summer looks to be Fox Searchlight's "Belle," which hits theaters this week. The film tells the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, born in the West Indies in 1761 to an aristocrat, Admiral Sir John Lindsay, and an African slave. She...

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    Belle Director Amma Asante Explains Why She Wanted Tell a Jane Austen Story With a Black Protagonist

    There's nothing quite like "Belle" on the contemporary film scene -- a luxurious period piece and a sweet, gentle romance that wears its keenly insightful politics on its silk sleeves. In the first of two interviews, Director Amma Asante discusses gender, love, and the origins of the film.

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    Review: Amma Asante's Brave 'Belle' Starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw (In Theaters Friday)

    Review: Amma Asante's Brave 'Belle' Starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw (In Theaters Friday)

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    Go Behind The Scenes w/ The Cast In New 'Belle' Featurette

    Go Behind The Scenes w/ The Cast In New 'Belle' Featurette

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    BAFTA Will Celebrate Award-Winning Director Amma Asante's Recent Work In USA Event

    BAFTA Will Celebrate Award-Winning Director Amma Asante's Recent Work In USA Event

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    After the Oscar: Filmmakers Who Could Have a Director-Muse Relationship With Lupita Nyong'o

    What I’d love to see is Nyong’o become a muse to someone, to develop a longstanding relationship with a director on a series of projects that solidify both their careers.

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    Athena FF: Amma Asante's Belle Revisits Jane Austen Through Black POV

    "This is the story of a woman who is loved." Those are the words black British director Amma Asante used to describe her marvelous sophomore feature "Belle" at the Athena Film Festival this past weekend, and they had a palpable emotional impact when Asante uttered them at the film's post-screening...

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