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    Go Behind The Scenes w/ The Cast & Crew Of Drama Musical 'Black Nativity'

    Go Behind The Scenes w/ The Cast & Crew Of Drama Musical 'Black Nativity'

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    Trailer Watch: Full Trailer for Black Nativity - Directed by Kasi Lemmons

    Kasi Lemmons' Black Nativity is based on Langston Hughes' infamous retelling of the Nativity story with an all black cast.

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    Second Longer Trailer For 'Black Nativity' Sings And Dances Its Way Onto Your Computer Screens

    Here's a second, longer trailer for Fox Searchlight's Black Nativity, a musical drama directed by Kasi Lemmons, which is set for a November 27, 2013 release.

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    'Black Nativity' Gets A Rating From The MPAA, And It’s…

    To absolutely no one’s surprise, the MPAA gave a PG rating to Black Nativity, directed by Kasi Lemmons, which is set to open on November 27, 2013.

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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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    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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    Fall 2013 Preview - The Women

    Entertainment Weekly released its annual Fall Preview issue and so we thought it was time to do an overview of the women directed and women centric movies coming out over the next several months.

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    Casting Director Tracy "Twinkie" Byrd Talks 'Black Nativity,' 'Fruitvale Station,' Writing Her Memoir, and More

    It's been over a year since casting director Tracy "Twinkie" Byrd spoke with Shadow & Act about her career and projects, which at the time included work on Sparkle, Woman Thou Art Loosed: On The 7th Day, and Sundance feature Filly Brown.

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    Trailer Watch: Black Nativity - Directed by Kasi Lemmons

    Kasi Lemmon's Black Nativity is an adaptation of Langston Hughes' famed retelling of the Nativity story with an all black cast. Lemmon's take focuses on a teen (Jacob Latimore) who is sent by his single mother (Jennifer Hudson) to stay with her parents (Angela Bassett and Forest Whitaker) during the...

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    'Eve's Bayou': Sixteen Years Later

    "Eve's Bayou" (1997) has become a contemporary classic in Black cinema. Directed by Kasi Lemmons and set in the early 1960s in Louisiana, the film is primarily a family drama. It also has the distinction of being about a specific place that wasn't absorbed into the Civil Rights and...

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