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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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Gentleman Jack And Omari Hardwick Celebrate African American Filmmakers With Real To Reel – Gentleman Jack Aspiring film creatives can enter now for a chance to win $10,000 and a VIP trip to Miami Beach

Gentleman Jack | Gentleman Jack, Real-to-Reel Gentleman Jack Double Mellowed Tennessee Whiskey is joining with Codeblack Entertainment and TVOne to support and highlight bold, new African American voices in film, with its Real to Reel contest. Participating filmmakers across the country will have a chance to win $10,000 and a VIP trip to Miami Beach to screen their short film for an exclusive audience, alongside writer, producer and award-winning actor, Omari Hardwick. “Real to Reel is a rare opportunity for new filmmakers to screen their work for industry insiders,” said Omari Hardwick. “As a writer and actor who owns a […]

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