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    Michael K. Williams Joins Cast of Dee Rees' Bessie Smith Biopic Playing Her Husband

    Titled "Blue Goose Hollow," the film will be a biography of Bessie Smith, considered by many to be the greatest blues singer of all time.

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    The Secret Lives of Black Girls: Expanding The Coming Of Age Film

    The coming of age genre in filmmaking is one of the most celebrated, and can be one of the most isolating in terms of representation.

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    TV: Queen Latifah to Star as Bessie Smith in HBO Biopic

    Dee Rees ("Pariah") will write and direct.

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    'Pariah' Director Dee Rees To Helm Bessie Smith Biopic Starring Queen Latifah, Amy Berg Prepping Janis Joplin Doc & More

    It's been three years since Dee Rees 2011's observant and beautiful "Pariah," and we've been patiently waiting for her next effort. She's certainly been busy, penning "Large Print," teamed with Viola Davis on a HBO project, lined up the indie romance "This Man, This Woman," and last fall, she even t...

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    Dee Rees Will Direct Queen Latifah In Bessie Smith Biopic For HBO

    Dee Rees Will Direct Queen Latifah In Bessie Smith Biopic For HBO

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    'Pariah' Director Dee Rees Bringing Philip K. Dick’s ‘Martian Time-Slip’ To The Big Screen

    In the wake of 2011's excellent "Pariah" it was no surprise that writer/director Dee Rees was getting lots of work. She wrote a script called "Large Print," teamed with Viola Davis on a project for HBO and lined up an indie romance, "This Man, This Woman." But disappointingly, none of those have yet...

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    Dee Rees Adds To Loaded Slate - Will Adapt Philip K. Dick’s 'Martian Time-Slip' To Direct

    Some of you my have missed this, as it was tucked away in an ensemble piece from the New York Times that I published in early September. Deadline reported on the project again last week, adding a bit more to the New York Times piece; so for those two reasons (as well as in consideration of our recen...

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    Find Out What Projects Dee Rees, Barry Jenkins & Terence Nance Are Currently Working On...

    Manohla Dargis and A. O. Scott, film critics for The New York Times, published a list of profiles of young filmmakers they believe are worth watching.

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    20 Great Debut Films From Female Directors

    One of the less reported stories of this August’s film schedule is that the month not only saw three films released that were directed by women, but they were in fact three feature debuts — Lake Bell’s “In A World” opened to a rapturous reception (including ours) on the 9th, Jerusha Hess’ “Austenlan...

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