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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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    Kasi Lemmons Directing Black Nativity Starring Jennifer Hudson

    Kasi Lemmons, director of Eve’s Bayou, has begun principal photography on Black Nativity. Shooting began this week in New York City, on the film which is based on Langston Hughes’ 1961 play Black Nativity. Lemmons has adapted the play into a musical starring Jennifer Hudson, Angela Basse...

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    A Dapper Forest Whitaker And Angela Bassett In On Set 'Black Nativity' Photos

    A Dapper Forest Whitaker And Angela Bassett In On Set 'Black Nativity' Photos

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    Tyrese, Nas, Luke James, Jacob Latimore Join Kasi Lemmons' 'Black Nativity' Musical; Raphael Saadiq Scoring

    We can now add Tyrese Gibson, Luke James, singer Jacob Latimore and rapper Nas to the cast of Fox Searchlight's Kasi Lemmons' musical Black Nativity, which is now back on track, as previously reported, after a brief hiatus, due to the fact that an actor to ...

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    Film Link Round Up: December 8

    Here's some of the women-centric film news that we thought people should know about:

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    Kasi Lemmons Tapped To Direct Film Adaptation Of South African Tome 'Agaat'

    Another Kasi Lemmons project that we can only hope will eventually (sooner than later) see the light of day.

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    What Are the Greatest Movies Directed by Women?

    Fueled by the anger of another best of list sorely lacking in women, I would like to put forward the following films (which came from people all over the world through twitter and facebook) for the distinction of the best or greatest films directed by women. 

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