Sundance Film Festival

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Q&A: Producers of 'Roxanne Roxanne' on the Battle That is Making Black Films in Hollywood

More impressive than Mimi Valdés and Nina Yang Bongiovi’s (very impressive) film credits is their commitment to storytellers of color.

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'Blindspotting' Director Carlos López Estrada: 'Being Mexican-American Gives Me a Certain Responsibility'

The filmmaker discusses his new narrative film about gentrification and racism in Oakland in a new interview.

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WATCH: New Film 'Monsters and Men' Tackles the Devastation of Police Violence

The movie about how a killing affects three New Yorkers of color will debut at Sundance. 

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ACLU to Premiere Animated Shorts on Criminal Justice at Sundance Film Festival

The three short films will examine mass incarceration and cash bail through the eyes of the formerly incarcerated.

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5 Films by Creators of Color to Follow at Sundance in 2018

At the upcoming Sundance Film Festival, Boots Riley, Daveed Diggs and others will screen dramatic or documentary films that take on criminal justice, labor and other racial equity issues. 

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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