Sundance Film Festival

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3 Questions with 'Miles Davis' Documentarian Stanley Nelson

The filmmaker talks about his new project, “Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool,” which explores the musician’s life and impact on Black culture.

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Me Too Movement PSAs Shift Focus Back to Survivors

Movement founder Tarana Burke: “What has become painfully clear is that the world doesn’t really understand the life cycle of a survivor.”

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Julie Dash to Helm Angela Davis Biopic

The announcement coincides with the racial justice activists 75th birthday.

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Sundance to Screen Doc On Michael Jackson's Alleged Child Sexual Abuse

“Leaving Neverland,” which revisits two men’s accusations that the artist abused them as boys, has prompted backlash from Jackson’s estate.

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Meet the 3 Black Women Named Roger Ebert Fellows

The Roger Ebert Fellowship—an initiative from the Sundance Institute and—helps rising film critics and artists make the most of the institute’s annual film festival.

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7 Films We're Excited to See After the Sundance Festival

Several narrative movies and documentaries about racial justice and identity are set to screen at the festival in 2019.

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Police Violence Rips Bed-Stuy Apart in Trailer For 'Monsters and Men'

The ensemble drama, which premiered at Sundance, follows three Brooklynites in the aftermath of a police officer shooting a Black man.  

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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.