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WATCH: Electrifying New Trailer For 'The Birth Of A Nation'

Nate Parker’s directorial debut about Nat Turner’s slave rebellion arrives in theaters on October 7.

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.”

The Breakout Film at Sundance About Trans Sex Workers Was Shot on an iPhone

The film is a narrative about sex workers in Los Angeles.

Native Film Stars John Reddy and Jashaun St. John Named Breakout Sundance Stars

The film is directed by Chinese-American director Chloé Zhao.

'What Was America's First Music?'

Sterlin Harjo’s ‘This May be the Last Time’ searches for the origins of early American songs.

Oscar Grant Film 'Fruitvale' Now Has a July Release Date

“Fruitvale,” the film based on the 2009 shooting of Oscar Grant, is set to hit theaters on July 26–three months before its originally scheduled release date.

Roger Ebert: Don't Tell Asian-American Directors How to Represent 'Their People'

The veteran critic was a longtime champion of film as an empowering force for self-representation.

How 'Fruitvale' Director Ryan Coogler Brought Real Life to the Big Screen

Oscar Grant was murdered by a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) police officer on new year’s day four years ago. His story is once again making international headlines thanks to a young director’s film that recounts Grant’s last 24-hours.

Bidding War at Sundance for Oscar Grant Film

The Weinstein Company is wrapping up a deal to acquire “Fruitvale,” a drama based film based on Oscar Grant’s last days.

Cuban-American Director Premieres David Sedaris Film Adaptation at Sundance

Writer and director Kyle Patrick Alvarez will premiere his second feature film at the Sundance Film Festival this coming Saturday.

Sundance Winner 'Middle of Nowhere' Gets Release Date and Trailer


film chronicles a woman’s struggle to adapt to life after her husband’s incarceration.

Watch 8-Year-Old Actress Tell Jay Leno He's Asking the Wrong Questions

The film’s star Quvenzhané Wallis was a regular five-year-old school girl in Houma, Louisiana when she auditioned for the role of Hushpuppy in the film.

Sundance Favorite, 'Beasts of the Southern Wild,' Debuts New Trailer

“Beasts of the Southern Wild,”the highly celebrated Sundance film that took the top awards at the film festival, has a new trailer and a release date.

Ava Duvernay Becomes First Black Woman to Win Best Director at Sundance

Ava DuVernay won the Best Director award at the Sundance Film Festival for her drama ‘Middle Of Nowhere’ – making her the first black woman to take home the honor.

Ice-T's 'Art of Rap' Documentary Finds Distributor and Summer Theatrical Release

The Indomina Group has acquired worldwide rights to Ice-T’s documentary “Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap,” the company said Sunday. The movie is expected to have a summer theatrical release.

“The Art of Rap is a perfect fit for Indomina,” the company’s vice chairman and CEO, Jasbinder Singh Mann, said in a statement.

'Slavery By Another Name' Director Gets 2-Min Standing Ovation at Sundance

The Sundance audience at Sam Pollard’s documentary “Slavery By Another Name” gave the director a 2-minute standing ovation after the film premiere.

Spike Lee's Co-Writer: Nothing Happens Unless White Folks Say So

An open letter published yesterday by “Red Hook” co-writer, James McBride, is sure to make

headlines because he takes the film community to task.

'Fishing Without Nets,' Film About Somali Pirates Told from Pirates Perspective Wins Sundance Jury Award [Video]

The Sundance Institute’s Jury Prize in Short Filmmaking was awarded to “Fishing Without Nets” – a story of pirates in Somalia, told from the perspective of the pirates themselves.

Director Ice-T Interviews 54 Rappers in 'Art of Rap' Documentary [Video]

The rapper/actor interviewed MCs like Immortal Technique, Raekwon and Chuck D about their lyrical styles and the cultural importance of hip-hop music for his new documentary ‘Art of Rap.’