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Michael K. Williams Joins Cast of Dee Rees' Bessie Smith Biopic Playing Her Husband

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 11, 2014 4:59 PM
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Titled "Blue Goose Hollow," the film will be a biography of Bessie Smith, considered by many to be the greatest blues singer of all time.

The Secret Lives of Black Girls: Expanding The Coming Of Age Film

  • By Nijla Mumin
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  • June 5, 2014 2:46 PM
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The coming of age genre in filmmaking is one of the most celebrated, and can be one of the most isolating in terms of representation.

Dee Rees Will Direct Queen Latifah In Bessie Smith Biopic For HBO

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 30, 2014 12:38 PM
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Dee Rees Will Direct Queen Latifah In Bessie Smith Biopic For HBO

Dee Rees Adds To Loaded Slate - Will Adapt Philip K. Dick’s 'Martian Time-Slip' To Direct

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 21, 2013 1:59 PM
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Some of you my have missed this, as it was tucked away in an ensemble piece from the New York Times that I published in early September. Deadline reported on the project again last week, adding a bit more to the New York Times piece; so for those two reasons (as well as in consideration of our recent debates on black filmmakers and the sci-fi genre, as well as my ongoing S&A Fantastical Short Films $500 contest), I thought I probably should publish a separate post for it.

Find Out What Projects Dee Rees, Barry Jenkins & Terence Nance Are Currently Working On...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 5, 2013 4:32 PM
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Manohla Dargis and A. O. Scott, film critics for The New York Times, published a list of profiles of young filmmakers they believe are worth watching.

Dee Rees' "Pariah" Picks Up GLAAD Media Award

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • March 26, 2012 11:17 AM
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Over the weekend, at a ceremony held in New York City, writer/director Dee Rees' dramatic debut, Pariah, was presented with the GLAAD Media Award for Oustanding Film – Limited Release.

If You Missed It...Watch The Spike Lee And Dee Rees Conversation w/David Carr At Sundance

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • January 23, 2012 8:04 PM
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So, if you haven't heard already, Spike Lee's Red Hook Summer practically caused shock waves with its debut at Sundance yesterday.  Critics seemed evenly split on whether or not it's a good film.  A word that seems to pop up consistently...polarizing.  Hmmm...we'll just have to wait for Tambay's colorful review.  Until then, check out this conversation he had, along with Dee Rees, with David Carron Sunday afternoon.

Anthony Mackie And Dee Rees Announced As Sundance Film Festival Jury Members

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • January 10, 2012 3:33 PM
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It's only a few weeks away before this year's Sundance Film Festival kicks off and it's just been announced actress Parker Posey will be hosting this year's awards ceremony on January 28.  Jury members were also revealed and Anthony Mackie along with director Dee Rees made the list among others.

Color, Light, and Depth: The Visual Aesthetic of "Pariah" (An Interview w/ Cinematographer Bradford Young)

  • By Nijla Mumin
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  • December 28, 2011 7:35 PM
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Dee Rees’ Pariah opens today in select cities, and what promises to be a compelling narrative, also features one of the more evocative visual palettes in recent cinema.