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    Amma Asante's 'Belle' Will Make USA Premiere At Palm Springs As Opening Night Film

    Amma Asante's 'Belle' Will Make USA Premiere At Palm Springs As Opening Night Film

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    Variety's 10 Directors to Watch: A Glimpse of the Future We're Fighting for

    Not too long ago, it seemed as though Variety had never heard of a woman director other than Nicole Holofcener. But its "10 Directors to Watch" list for 2013 gives female filmmakers a much fairer turn, with five of the eleven directors singled out for recognition being women.

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    Variety Picks 10 Directors to Watch for 2013: Amazingly, Nearly Half are Women

    Variety has chosen its 10 Directors to Watch for 2013 and believe it or not, five of the 11 directors on the list (one entry consists of a pair) are women.

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    'Belle' Gets A PG Rating From The MPAA

    No doubt we’ll be dealing a lot more about this film next year and you'll have some time to wait since it’s won’t be opening stateside for quite a while

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    Next For Amma Asante? 1940s Romantic Drama Featuring Mixed-Race German Girl & SS Officer

    Next For Amma Asante? 1940s Romantic Drama Featuring Mixed-Race German Girl & SS Officer

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    Trailer Watch: Belle - Directed by Amma Asante

    Amma Asante's Belle premiered last month at TIFF.

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    Trailer of the Week: An Upper Class Dark-Skinned Woman Battles Racism in 18th Century England in 'Belle'

    Before the Trailer, We Thought: Premiering in Toronto to warm but not ecstatic acclaim, Amma Asante's "Belle" appeared to be fresh off the endless conveyor belt of cookie-cutter costume dramas, rife with the sort of Jane Austen-era period trappings and muted romantic intrigue that has made many of t...

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    The Big O: When Race is an Issue in the Oscars

    What does a black leading lady have to do to win an Academy Award again? Considering there seems to be a renaissance in black cinema, you would think the timing would be perfect. But you would be wrong.

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    PHOTO GALLERY: Jason Bateman, Scarlett Johannson and More TIFF Stars

    Indiewire has covered the Toronto Film Festival for nearly two decades, but TIFF 2013 was a first for us: We teamed with Movies on Demand and photographer Daniel Bergeron to create original portraits and video interviews from some of the festival's best actors, filmmakers and other luminaries.

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    4 New Pics From Amma Asante's Period Drama 'Belle' (Starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw)

    What a turnaround in attitude towards "black films" for both The Weinstein Company (TWC) and Fox Searchlight in the last 12 months, it seems. You might recall that these were 2 companies that previously questioned the box office appeal of "black films" 3 or 4 years ago, given that those they'd acqui...

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