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Black Nativity

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    How Kasi Lemmons' Return to the Holiday Musical 'Black Nativity' Saved Her Life

    But it took Lemmons four years to "shake down" the play and come up with her own take, which is revived every Christmas in cities all around the country, and new music to go along with the original's holiday standards. Producer Celine Rattray first suggested the project to her. "Look no further," Le...

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    Why is Everyone Pointing at Me?

    Film composer Laura Karpman shares her thoughts on what it's like to be the only woman in the room and have people point fingers at her -- and why that's a good thing.

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    Box Office: 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' & 'Frozen' Break Thanksgiving Records; 'Oldboy' Tanks

    Blazing at the box office, "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" shot out the other tributes and made a whopping $74.5 million this weekend, part of an even more eye-popping $110.1 million for the five-day Thanksgiving holiday weekend (shattering the $82.4 million record set by "Harry Potter and the Sor...

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    Black Nativity Director Kasi Lemmons Talks About Langston Hughes, Making a Musical

    Kasi Lemmons adapts Langston Hughes' musical retelling of the Nativity story in her new film Black Nativity. Lemmons spoke with Women and Hollywood about her attachment to Langston Hughes' work, the new songs she co-wrote for the film, and this year's bumper crop of films about the black experie...

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    Oscars: Can Karen O & 'Short Term 12' Beat Disney's 'Frozen' In The Music Categories?

    This week sees the arrival of Disney's "Frozen," the studio's most acclaimed film in years. It's also a serious throwback to the studio's animated musicals of the late 1980s and 1990s, a full-on songfest with multiple numbers of Broadway quality, and that's useful for our purposes, because this week...

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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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    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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    Watch: Teaser Trailer For 'Black Nativity' Starring Jennifer Hudson, Mary J. Blige, Forest Whitaker & More

    With films generally aimed at the smart indie crowd - "Trance," "Stoker," "The Way Way Back," "The East" are just a few released in 2013 -- it's easy to box in Fox Searchlight as mini major film studio aimed 20-something white college kids with disposable income but the studio is actually branching ...

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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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    Samuel L. Jackson, Laurence Fishburne & More Pass On Lead In 'Black Nativity'

    Update: Fox Searchlight has confirmed that the film is still in active development. A start date has yet to be scheduled.

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