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Barry Jenkins, Film, Florida State Seminoles, Florida State University, James Baldwin, LIberty City, Movies -

Don’t be fooled by director Barry Jenkins’s 5-foot-8-inch frame and nerdy, bespectacled appearance. Once upon a time, the Oscar winning-director of the new and already critically acclaimed If Beale Street Could Talk was a pretty good football player — he had skills. And he competed with and against some of the best in the state […]

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  Brian Tyree Henry is most commonly known for his portrayal of Alfred “Paper Boi” Miles in FX’s hit tv series Atlanta alongside co-star Donald Glover. But the North Carolina-born star has a resume that shows an exceptional amount of range, and his commitment to representing the Black community in a way that they can be […]

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Do you think the heads of the broadcast television channels are shaking in their boots at this point over the incredible threat that streaming services have become when it comes to programming? If not, they should be. Netflix and Hulu have already shown they can create sustainable series that people want to watch, and…

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During the course of filming If Beale Street Could Talk, Barry Jenkins tried to stay loyal to the vision and flavor of James Baldwin’s 1974 novel of the same name. Jenkins filmed in Harlem, where Baldwin’s tragic love story takes place, and the film recently premiered at the Apollo Theater, not far from where Baldwin…

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Coming off of directing the Academy Award-winning Moonlight, Barry Jenkins’ upcoming movie, If Beale Street Could Talk takes on the passion and pain of a black family battling to prove the innocence of a man being falsely accused of a crime. The film is based on James Baldwin’s 1974 novel and it’s the first English-language feature adaptation of […]

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“Trust love, all the way.” Those are the final words of Barry Jenkins’ full-length trailer for his adaptation of James Baldwin’s novel, If Beale Street Could Talk, which was released by Annapurna pictures on Thursday morning.

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Fire up your Google calendar and your Outlook — there’s plenty of dope stuff out there to plug in for your fall viewing pleasure. You may have already caught Fox’s new Rel, starring LilRel Howery, and there’s also All American starring Daniel Ezra, Bre-Z and Taye Diggs (out on The CW on Oct. 10). This […]

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Having money or status does not preclude anyone from experiencing racism, and director Barry Jenkins knows that first hand. At the Toronto International Film Festival this weekend, he relayed an experience he had while promoting his film Moonlight—and said it’s important for everyone to speak out when it happens to…

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African-Americans in Hollywood, Barry Jenkins, Entertainment, Governors Ball, If Beale Street Could Talk, Moonlight, News -

Writer and director Barry Jenkins appeared at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) to promote his newest film, If Beale Street Could Talk and shared an alarming and troubling story about facing racism at the Governor’s Awards two years ago.

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Though James Baldwin left Harlem when he was in his teens, the historic black neighborhood was never far from his mind. Harlem showed up throughout Baldwin’s work, from his influential personal essays to his fiction. Now, as Oscar-winning director Barry Jenkins gets ready to take his adaptation of Baldwin’s novel, If

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Barry Jenkins picked the perfect day to share the trailer for his long-awaited film, If Beale Street Could Talk. He posted the clip on social media in honor of James Baldwin‘s birthday (Baldwin penned the novel the film is based on.) “For me, August 2nd has always been a day to pay tribute, so… a […]

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2017 Academy Awards, Barry Jenkins, Entertainment, Film, Moonlight, Video -

More than a year after the Oscar snafu-to-end-all-snafus denied him the opportunity, director Barry Jenkins finally got to deliver the speech he’d planned to give when Moonlight was named Best Picture at the 2017 Academy Awards. According to Deadline Hollywood, when the Academy Award winner (Best Adapted Screenplay for ‘Moonlight’) took the stage to deliver […]

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Barry Jenkins, Charles Burnett, Moonlight, Movies -

There’s no Moonlight without Charles Burnett. Burnett, 73, is the director best known for his feature debut, Killer of Sheep. But beyond that, he’s the auteur behind To Sleep With Anger, arguably the best performance of Danny Glover’s career. His 1994 film The Glass Shield, which starred Ice Cube, was an exploration of corruption and […]

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Barry Jenkins, the award-winning director of Moonlight, is reportedly set to direct his next movie, according to Variety.

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences issued 774 invitations to new members, higher than the record 683 new members that it invited last year.

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"Moonlight" director Barry Jenkins will follow up his Oscar-winning film with a series for Amazon based on Colson Whitehead's "The Underground Railroad."

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Could there be a more bizarre, unexpected way to cap this roller coaster of an awards season — in which everything was political — than Sunday night’s Oscar envelope fiasco? It appeared that yet another institution, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, was once again going to slight black artists by denying them […]

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Ava Duvernay, Barry Jenkins, Denzel Washington, Ezra Edelman, Moonlight, O.J. Simpson, The Oscars -

HOLLYWOOD — When the little guys — Alex Hibbert and Jaden Piner — from Barry Jenkins’ most excellent Oscar-winning film Moonlight walked the red carpet, they gushed that the career they were most chasing is Denzel Washington’s. By the time 2020 hits, it’s his career they hope to have. An hour or so later, the […]

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It was one of the most awkward moments in the history of the Oscars, of television, in entertainment, heck maybe in American history.

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Barry Jenkins, Black Hollywood, Diversity, Entertainment, Moonlight, News, Race -

'Moonlight' Director Barry Jenkins said that black people do not have to play subservient characters or victims of racism in order to win awards.

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Black Hollywood won big at the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards, including Moonlight nabbing the coveted Best Motion Picture.

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Damien Chazelle’s Los Angeles musical “La La Land” sang and danced its way to a leading seven Golden Globes nominations, with Barry Jenkins’ celebrated coming-of-age tale “Moonlight” close on its heels with six nods. “La La Land” earned nominations for its lead actors, Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, as well best picture, comedy or musical. […]

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Barry Jenkins, Black Films, Entertainment, Gotham Awards, Moonlight, Video -

NEW YORK (AP) — At a Gotham Independent Film Awards overshadowed by the election of Donald Trump, Barry Jenkins’ coming-of-age drama “Moonlight” shined brightest. A celebrated film about a boy growing up gay, black and poor in Miami, “Moonlight,” virtually swept the night, taking best feature, best screenplay, a special jury award for best ensemble […]

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Barry Jenkins, Mahershala Ali, Moonlight, The Contenders -

Barry Jenkins doesn’t like to talk much, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t have a lot to say. Jenkins is the slight, bespectacled director of the film on everyone’s lips these days: Moonlight. For once, it’s safe to believe the hype: Moonlight is just as extraordinary as the continuous stream of glowing praise it’s been […]

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Barry Jenkins, Entertainment, Film, Homosexuality, Moonlight, Opinion, Sexuality -

I recently had the opportunity to attend the Washington, D.C., premiere of the critically acclaimed Moonlight, followed by a Q&A with director Barry Jenkins and the film’s cast. Not knowing what to expect or what I was going to come out thinking, I was optimistic based on some of the great things I had heard, all while […]

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Barry Jenkins, Entertainment, Exclusive Interview, Film, Liberty City, Masculinity, Miami, Moonlight, Sexuality, Tarell Alvin McCraney -

Moonlight, the coming-of-age film written and directed by Barry Jenkins, was considered Oscar-worthy by critics long before its limited theatrical release.

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Alex Hibbert, Andre Holland, Barry Jenkins, Entertainment, Film Review, Janelle Monae, Mahershala Ali, Moonlight, Naomie Harris, Opinion, Tarell Alvin McCraney, Trevante Rhodes -

Barry Jenkins’s Moonlight has no agendas. It doesn’t need them. It tells the story of a gay black kid in Miami so sensitively it becomes your story.

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