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‘The Old Guard’ Celebrates Women On Both Sides Of The Lens, Says Director Gina Prince-Bythewood & Actress KiKi Layne

The film's director and lead actress talk the limitations around the term "Black cinema," being Black women in front and behind the lens, and what they hope for the…

Is America Ready To Deal With A Guilty Black Man? The ‘Native Son’ Director Thinks So

In Richard Wright’s 1939 novel Native Son, Wright forced America to reckon with its ruin via his flawed, rapist and murderous protagonist Bigger Thomas. The beloved…

Barry Jenkins Proves Love Is The Great Equalizer In ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’

Inside Manhattan’s Essex Hotel, Barry Jenkins sits with his legs crossed in a sparsely furnished room on the third floor. The Academy-Award winning director is in town…