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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.

Sundance 2011 and the Hope of a New Generation

Roya Rastegar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Roya Rastegar

While the flurry of films snapped up by distributors at this year's Sundance is indicative of a rejuvenated film industry, it is the clarity of spirit that will inspire audiences to reassess our values.