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  • Q&A: 'Lee Daniels' The Butler' star Forest Whitaker

    Q&A: 'Lee Daniels' The Butler' star Forest Whitaker
    Forest Whitaker certainly isn’t yelling, but the temperature of his soft-spoken calm has increased a few degrees. “If we have a few minutes, let’s get a [newspaper], and I want you to go through the films,” says the star of...
  • 'The Butler' a stimulating tangle ★★ 1/2

    'The Butler' a stimulating tangle  ★&#9733 1/2
    The best scenes in "Lee Daniels' The Butler" — a family farewell at a bus station; a few drinks and a few dangerous glances among friends in an ordinary Washington, D.C., living room — steer clear of the White House and keep a comfortable...
  • Memorial in Annapolis honors civil rights 'foot soldiers'

    Memorial in Annapolis honors civil rights 'foot soldiers'
    There are monuments to leaders of the civil rights movement: the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Thurgood Marshall. But many say there has never been recognition for the "regular people" who took up the cause, who marched on Washington and...
  • Spike Lee Adds Michael K. Williams to Kickstarter Movie

    Spike Lee has added "Boardwalk Empire" regular Michael K. Williams and Stephen Tyrone Williams to the cast of his Kickstarter-funded movie opposite Zaraah Abrahams. Lee announced the castings Tuesday, the day before the fundraising effort concludes....
  • Sox home fitting site for Civil Rights Game

    Sox home fitting site for Civil Rights Game
    Mesmerized by their memories, Ken Williams looked in awe at the distinguished company he kept on a stage inside the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tenn. — the former Lorraine Motel where Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in 1968....
  • Spike Lee asks Kickstarter users to do the right thing

    Spike Lee asks Kickstarter users to do the right thing
    Spike Lee was a pioneer in several ways when he started making movies in the 1980s. Now with a new Kickstarter campaign, he’s become the latest director to jump on the go-to vehicle for 21st century pioneers (and the occasional celebrity)....
  • Muhammad Ali Documentary Acquired For North American Release

    Kino Lorber has acquired North American rights to the documentary "The Trials of Muhammad Ali," which premiered in April at the Tribeca Film Festival. "Trials" will open in New York on Aug. 23 at the IFC Center with a national rollout following in the...
  • Goodness, what a blessing

    Goodness, what a blessing
    Half a century ago this Wednesday, as a bright sun climbed the sky above downtown Washington, Douglas B. Sands, then 29, stood a few hundred feet from the Lincoln Memorial and looked out over the National Mall in wonder. It was 8:30 in the morning on...
  • TV coverage of the March on Washington 50th anniversary

     
    Aug. 28 will be the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington, the Aug. 28, 1963, gathering for human rights that saw Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. deliver his famous “I Have a Dream” speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial, an event...
  • In Theory: How would you update the 'I have a dream' speech?

    Aug. 28 marked the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s famous “I have a dream” speech, which some say was so peppered with scriptural allusions that it was more sermon than speech. Clarence Jones, a civil rights activist who...
  • Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight: HBO film examines the 1971 Supreme Court decision that made Muhammad Ali The Greatest once mor

     
    Christopher Plummer and Frank Langella headline HBO's fascinating new film¬†Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight,¬†which weaves scripted drama of the Supreme Court justices at work with pithy archival footage of Ali to display — through the prism of...