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Barry Jenkins

Middle of Nowhere and the Black Independent Film Movement

Roya Rastegar | Posted 12.11.2012 | Black Voices
Roya Rastegar

This weekend will be a critical marker for the burgeoning independent Black film movement. Opening in theaters in select cities this Friday, Middle of Nowhere is a compelling drama about a young newlywed who puts her happiness on hold as she eagerly awaits for her husband's early release from a five-year prison sentence.

"Medicine For Melancholy": Down, But Caught Out, in San Francisco

Rob Fields | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Rob Fields

In his feature debut, Medicine for Melancholy, Barry Jenkins captures the challenges of being black and indie in the 21st century. The result is a fresh meditation on race, class and gentrification.

The Alarming Decline Of Expressive Language, In Life and On Film

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

Even as today's high school and college students are pushed harder in school, they cannot write an essay or use descriptive language nearly as fluently as their parents and grandparents could.