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Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017
Perhaps it's a sign of the times that after seeing an epic story as poetically told as Dee Rees' "Mudbound," feelings of awe and admiration are quickly replaced with frustration that Hollywood hasn't traditionally embraced the artistic visions of people who aren't white and male. Maybe it's...
Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017
It's one of the most glaring numbers in Academy Awards history. That's how many women have been nominated for best director in the awards' 89 years of existence. Kathryn Bigelow, for "The Hurt Locker" in 2010, is the only woman to win.
"I have to say it really bums me out,"...
Monday, Oct. 30, 2017
Director Dee Rees’ Mudbound has put Netflix squarely in this season’s Oscar conversation. Rees also wrote the screenplay—in tandem with producer Virgil Williams, based on the novel by Hillary Jordan.
The story centers on two families—one black, the other white—in the rural...
Friday, Oct. 27, 2017
SHOOT will publish a Special Directors>e.dition on Monday, October 30, that will contain the entire Directors Series section from SHOOT’s October/November print issue (including extended versions of some stories).
The mix of profiles includes several filmmakers whose...
Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017
The American Film Institute (AFI) has announced that AFI Fest 2017 will open with the Netflix film Mudbound. Directed by Dee Rees and co-written by Virgil Williams and Rees, the historical period drama features cinematography by AFI Conservatory alumna Rachel Morrison (Class of 2006)....
Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017
Director Dee Rees wanted to get to the big questions in her enthralling period epic "Mudbound." Specifically: What is it to be a citizen and what is it to fight for a country that doesn't fight for you? The film, which premiered Saturday night at the Sundance Film Festival, had audiences raving...
Tuesday, Jun. 23, 2015
Last month Bessie premiered on HBO and won the Critics Choice TV Award For Best Movie. The biopic stars Queen Latifah as iconic blues singer Bessie Smith, and Oscar winner Mo’Nique as her mentor, Ma Rainey. Latifah and Mo’Nique earned...