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    Why Black Indie Filmmakers Matter (And How You Can Support Them)

    Let's be honest: Historically, the majority of black films produced each year have not come from Hollywood.

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    '12 Years a Slave' and the Politics of Black Skin

    Rather than a nebulous "national conversation," '12 Years a Slave' sparks a discussion about racial bias built into the machinery of filmmaking itself.

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    IN THE WORKS: 'Mother of George' Director Dosunmu to Helm 'Fela Kuti' Musical Biopic for Focus

    Focus Features is developing a drama about famed Nigerian musician/activist Fela Kuti, who was also front and center in the hit Broadway musical "Fela!" "Mother of George" filmmaker Andrew Dosunmu will direct "Fela Kuti," which Focus is describing as a "drama with music," as opposed to a fullblown ...

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    Box Office Figures For 'Mother Of George' & 'Blue Caprice' + Upcoming Theatrical Playdates

    Both films opened over the weekend, both in new York City, both playing in one theater, so box office totals for each weren't exactly earth-shattering; but, their per screen averages were strong.In fact, Andrew Dosunmu's Mother of George, released by Oscilloscope, had the highest per screen average ...

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    Arthouse Audit: 'Mother of George' and 'Wadjda' Top Openings as Nigerian and Saudi Arabian Directors Score

    International films are scoring at the specialty box office. The two best new films have roots in countries not normally seen at arthouses: "Mother of George" (from Nigerian-born director Andrew Dosunmu) and "Wadjda" (a milestone Saudi Arabian film from a female director) both show initial appeal. A...

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    Enter The S&A 'Mother of George' Ticket Giveaway - 3 Pairs For New York City Residents

    Oscilloscope Laboratories opens Andrew Dosunmu's lauded Sundance competition drama entry Mother of George tomorrow, Friday, September 13, 2013, at theaters in major markets across the country.

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    This Weekend: Strong Indies Abound with 'Mother of George,' 'Wadjda,' 'Blue Caprice' and 'Harry Dean Stanton' Doc

    As TIFF moves into its closing weekend, a number of strongly reviewed indie films hit theaters. Four titles -- "Mother of George," "Wadjda," "Blue Caprice" and "Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction" -- are sitting with impressive Tomatometer scores of over 90%.

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    WATCH: 'Mother of George' Director Andrew Dosunmu Talks with NY Times Anatomy of a Scene

    Check out this insightful "Anatomy of a Scene" video feature for the NY Times, where director Andrew Dosunmu talks a pivotal scene from the upcoming "Mother of George."

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    Review: 'Mother of George' Is The Best Film I’ve Seen Thus Far This Year (Opens Friday)

    Every year I pick a favorite film, among the many I see at the Maryland Film Festival, and this year it's a truly remarkable one—Mother of George.

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    Interview: Danai Gurira ('Mother of George,' 'The Walking Dead') on Telling the Story of Africans in America

    Starring in Andrew Dosunmu's acclaimed Sundance drama Mother of George which opens in theaters next month, playing the katana-wielding Michonne in AMC's The Walking Dead, and continuing to build a thriving career as a playwright, Danai Gurira is a busy woman.

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