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Isaiah Washington On African American Oscar Contenders: "It Doesn't Stray from the Formula"

'Blue Caprice' star Isaiah Washington on the current Oscar crop: "Killers and slaves, butlers and maids: it sounds like it’s going to be a great Oscar night for people."
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • October 25, 2013 5:50 PM
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Arthouse Audit: 'Mother of George' and 'Wadjda' Top Openings as Nigerian and Saudi Arabian Directors Score

International films are scoring at the specialty box office. The two best new films have roots in countries not normally seen at arthouses: "Mother of George" (from Nigerian-born director Andrew Dosunmu) and "Wadjda" (a milestone Saudi Arabian film from a female director) both show initial appeal. Also in the top 10 are French and Mexican comedies.
  • By Tom Brueggemann
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  • September 15, 2013 3:56 PM
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This Weekend: Strong Indies Abound with 'Mother of George,' 'Wadjda,' 'Blue Caprice' and 'Harry Dean Stanton' Doc

As TIFF moves into its closing weekend, a number of strongly reviewed indie films hit theaters. Four titles -- "Mother of George," "Wadjda," "Blue Caprice" and "Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction" -- are sitting with impressive Tomatometer scores of over 90%.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • September 12, 2013 1:22 PM
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WATCH: First Trailer for Quietly Unnerving Beltway Sniper Drama 'Blue Caprice'

Alexandre Moors' "Blue Caprice," which premiered earlier this year in the Sundance NEXT section, is a quiet, dread-inducing film following the man and young teen responsible for the Beltway sniper attacks in the D.C., Maryland and Virginia area in 2002. It stars a very good, creepily focused Isaiah Washington and Tequan Richmond in the lead roles. Watch the new trailer, below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • August 15, 2013 2:39 PM
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Sundance Institute Unveils 'Next Weekend' Festival Lineup; Includes 'Blue Caprice,' 'A Teacher,' 'Cutie and the Boxer' and More

The Sundance Institute has unveiled the lineup for its first-ever Next Weekend film festival, running August 8-11 in Los Angeles. Included in the 10-feature and 10-short program are Alexandre Moors' "Blue Caprice," Hannah Fidell's "A Teacher" and Zachary Heinzerling's documentary "Cutie and the Boxer." Full lineup below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • July 16, 2013 1:30 PM
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Sundance Title 'Blue Caprice' Goes to Sundance Selects, Stars Isaiah Washington

Sundance Selects takes North American rights to Alexandre Moors’ "Blue Caprice." The film, which stars Isaiah Washington, is Moors' feature debut. It premiered at Sundance and it set to open New Directors/New Films.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • March 5, 2013 3:27 PM
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Sundance Review Roundup: 'Blue Caprice' an Eerie Thriller Exploring the 2002 Beltway Snipers

Critics are raving about Sundance NEXT section entry "Blue Caprice," directed by Alexandre Moors and based on the 2002 sniper attacks in Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia. The film is an "eerie, disquieting, veritie-style exploration" of the killers' psychologies, while refusing any easy thrills. Roundup below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • January 25, 2013 11:40 AM
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