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Top Stories of the Week: #OscarsSoWhite Diversity Crisis Explodes

Top Stories of the Week: #OscarsSoWhite Diversity Crisis Explodes

New York’s New Indie Movie Theater Unveils Stellar First Season of Programming
Metograph, New York City’s new two-screen indie movie house, has announced its first season of programming, and it can only be described as cinephile heaven. The theater, which is officially opening at 7 Ludlow Street (at Canal Street) on Friday, February 19, will be hosting several must-see retrospectives and special programs throughout March and April.

The Ziegfeld Theater, which opened in 1969 on W. 54th street, will be shutting its doors for good in the coming weeks. It’s the last remaining large-scale single-screen theater operating in Manhattan, which makes its closing all the more devastating.

‘The X-Files’ Returns, Or How a TV Show Can Change Your Life
Here’s some real talk about why we’re so happy about more “X-Files” — even if it’s not great — and why we can’t wait for more.

Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett Smith Call for Oscars Boycott
“Begging for acknowledgment or even asking diminishes dignity and diminishes power and we are dignified people and we are powerful,” Smith said. “So let’s let the Academy do them with all grace and love and let’s do us differently.”

David Oyelowo Slams the Oscars as Academy President Promises ‘Big Changes’
“For 20 opportunities to celebrate actors of color, actresses of color, to be missed last year is one thing; for that to happen again this year is unforgivable.”

Academy CEO Says Oscars Are ‘Almost At a Point of Crisis’ in Wake of Diversity Controversy
“If you have a person of color directing a film, there’ll be more people of color on the crew and in the movie. You have to over index now on every hiring opportunity you have.”

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