Sundance Film Festival

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Netflix Just Bought Jessica Williams' Sundance Film

“The Incredible Jessica James” stars Williams as an aspiring playwright alongside “Atlanta’s” Lakeith Stanfield.

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Stanley Nelson Delivers a Fascinating New Documentary About HBCUs

Nelson, director of “The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution,” is back with an intriguing history of HBCUs, “Tell Them We Are Rising.” Here, a day after its Sundance debut, he talks about the triumphs and controversies of these still-essential institutions.

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Films About Michael Brown, Roxanne Shanté Featured in 2017 Sundance Lineup

These films will bring issues of racial justice and emergent voices of color to Park City.

'The Birth of a Nation': The Biggest Clapback in Hollywood History or Yet Another Slave Movie?

In this point/counterpoint about Nate Parker’s buzzy directorial debut, two Black independent filmmakers wrestle with the notion of seeing more chains, whips and nooses on the big screen. 

Does Your Favorite Movie Pass the 'DuVernay Test'?

NYT critic Manohla Dargis created a new test to see if movies are truly inclusive of people of color, and she named it after your fave, Ava DuVernay.

Ava DuVernay’s 'Queen Sugar' to Be Helmed by Slate of Black Women Directors

“It’s an exciting time to invite women into this show.”

Gabrielle Union Asks #WhoIsStaceyDash, Internet Goes In

The hashtag arose after Union expertly addressed Dash’s criticism of Black History Month and BET

'The Birth of a Nation' Just Landed the Biggest Distribution Deal in Sundance History

Fox Searchlight successfully bid $17.5 million for Nate Parker’s highly anticipated film about Nat Turner’s slave rebellion. 

Julie Delpy Apologizes for Minimizing Black People's Marginalization in Hollywood

“I’m very sorry for how I expressed myself.”

Nate Parker: 'Resistance Lives in the Air in This Current Moment'

The director, producer, writer and lead actor for ”The Birth of a Nation” describes contemporary activism and his quest to release Sundance’s most-anticipated film in a story from The Hollywood Reporter. 

New Nina Simone Film Will Be Available on Netflix This Summer

Mark your calendars.

Jordan Davis' Parents Talk About Film '3 1/2 Minutes' at Sundance

It’s already causing a buzz.

Why It's Important for White Audiences to See Black Films

Kelley L. Carter reports from the very white Sundance Film Festival in Utah.

Watch the Trailer for Stanley Nelson's New Documentary on the Black Panthers

The film premieres at Sundance this week.

Sundance, With a Little Color

Seven films we’re excited about in this year’s festival

'Dear White People' and 'Drunktown's Finest' to Screen at Sundance

Among the 118 feature-length films that will be shown at this year’s festival are two that we’re especially excited about.

Oscar Grant Film 'Fruitvale' Gets Official Release Date

oscar-grant-film-fruitvale-poster.jpg [“Fruitvale,”]( written and directed by first-time filmmaker Ryan Coogler [will be released on October 18th.]( The Sundance grand jury prize for dramatic film winner depicts the final 24 hou