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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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“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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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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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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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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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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