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    Spike Lee Discusses His New Film and Making Movies For 30 Years: 'The Black Audience is Not Monolithic.'

    Indiewire caught up with Spike Lee to talk about his motivations for resurrecting "Ganja & Hess," the freedoms and burdens of working outside the studio system and what if any topics and themes he wishes to tackle in the second half of his career.

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    Sundance Review: Racial Satire Rarely Gets Better Than Justin Simien's Smart, Hilarious 'Dear White People'

    A bonafide satire of the Obama age, writer-director Justin Simien's persistently funny "Dear White People" perceptively skewers virtually every facet of racial confusion in modern American society.

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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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    5 Highlights from Women Film Pioneers Project: African-American Women in Silent Film, Women Camera Operators and More

    Last week, we wrote about Columbia University Libraries' newly launched Women Film Pioneers Project, a compendium of film resources and material seeking to reverse the historical fallacy that the film production process is and always has been male-dominated. Here are some highlights from the project...

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    A Civil Rights Professor Reviews 'Lee Daniels' The Butler'

    We asked a leading scholar of the civil rights movement, Dr. Peniel E. Joseph, to see the movie and share his thoughts.

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    In a Big Year For African American Movies, 'Big Words' Is the Underdog You Should See

    If the marketplace is relatively dense with black cinema, not everything can receive equal scrutiny, so the fairly marginal release on Friday of Neil Drumming's enjoyable character piece "Big Words" positions it as the underdog.

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