From Birth of a Nation to BlacKkKlansman: Hollywood’s complex relationship with the KKK | The Guardian Spike Lee’s latest film, about a black detective infiltrating the Klan, once again raises the issue of how seriously cinema should take the white supremacist group

Spike Lee’s latest film, about a black detective infiltrating the Klan, once again raises the issue of how seriously cinema should take the white supremacist group.

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With BlacKkKlansman, Spike Lee Sounds the Alarm About America’s Past and Present | The Atlantic The director’s newest film follows a policeman who successfully infiltrated the KKK in the 1970s, but the story it tells is also very much about the U.S. today.

The director’s newest film follows a policeman who successfully infiltrated the KKK in the 1970s, but the story it tells is also very much about the U.S. today.

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The Troubling Fate of a 1973 Film About the First Black Man in the C.I.A. | The New Yorker Ivan Dixon’s 1973 film, “The Spook Who Sat by the Door,” which is playing at Metrograph from Friday through Sunday (it’s also on DVD and streaming), is a political fiction, based on a novel by Sam Greenlee, about the first black man in the C.I.A.

Ivan Dixon’s 1973 film, “The Spook Who Sat by the Door,” which is playing at Metrograph from Friday through Sunday (it’s also on DVD and streaming), is a political fiction, based on a novel by Sam Greenlee, about the first black man in the C.I.A.

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Get Hype for the BlackStar Film Fest With This New Trailer | Colorlines With just a month until the seventh annual celebration of Black cinematic excellence, the team behind the Philly-based festival has you covered with a full dose of #BlackGirlMagic.

With just a month until the seventh annual celebration of Black cinematic excellence, the team behind the Philly-based festival has you covered with a full dose of #BlackGirlMagic.

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I Saw Myself in ‘A Wrinkle in Time.’ But I Had to Work Hard. | The New York Times It is still my favorite from childhood, but now, rather than contort myself into Meg, I am able to see how the novel’s play with time and space continues to influence me as an African-American writer.

It is still my favorite from childhood, but now, rather than contort myself into Meg, I am able to see how the novel’s play with time and space continues to influence me as an African-American writer.

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Gugu Mbatha-Raw: on Oprah, race and Hollywood | The Guardian Already one of Britain’s most promising actors, Gugu Mbatha-Raw is now joining the A-list and working with the likes of Oprah, Mindy Kaling and Reese Witherspoon

Already one of Britain’s most promising actors, Gugu Mbatha-Raw is now joining the A-list and working with the likes of Oprah, Mindy Kaling and Reese Witherspoon

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Baltimore Rising: HBO Documentary Chronicles A City Trying To Heal After Freddie Gray’s Death | Essence When Freddie Gray died in police custody in April 2015, Baltimore was thrust into the glare of a harsh spotlight.

When Freddie Gray died in police custody in April 2015, Baltimore was thrust into the glare of a harsh spotlight.

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Dee Rees wanted to make ‘an old-fashioned movie’ and ended up with an Oscar contender | The Washington Post At the Middleburg Film Festival in October, the director Dee Rees had tears in her eyes. Her movie “Mudbound” had just brought a packed ballroom to its feet and, even though she had been on tour for several weeks with the film — a sprawling historical drama about two families, one African American, one white, working a hardscrabble patch of land in the American South — she was clearly overcome.

At the Middleburg Film Festival in October, the director Dee Rees had tears in her eyes. Her movie “Mudbound” had just brought a packed ballroom to its feet and, even though she had been on tour for several weeks with the film — a sprawling historical drama about two families, one African American, one white, working a hardscrabble patch of land in the American South — she was clearly overcome.

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