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Malia Obama (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images) 

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Malia Obama, daughter of forever President and First Lady Barack and Michelle Obama, is making her Sundance debut. Obama’s short film, The Heart, is being screened at Sundance under the U.S. short fiction films category.

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Actor Aunjaune Ellis, left, and director Ava DuVernay (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes) 

Ava DuVernay’s “Origin” takes a heavyweight work of historical and sociological inquiry and transforms it into a deeply humanistic drama and globe-trotting detective story. DuVernay's adaptation of Isabel Wilkerson’s bestselling “Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents” is the director's most ambitious film yet. 

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Purple Rain/Photo by @Prince/Instagram  

Just in time for the 40th year anniversary, Prince’s 1984 hit film Purple Rain is being adapted into a Broadway musical, People reports.

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Oprah Winfrey/Photo by Shutterstock 

If there’s one thing Oprah‘s going to do, it’s surprise her fans.

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Eddie Murphy and Tracee Ellis Ross are getting in the holiday spirit!

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(Photo/ Leonard Zhukovsky via Shutterstock) 

Titled “Spike Lee: Creative Sources,” the exhibition opened on October 7. It offers visitors an intimate glimpse into the sources that have driven Lee’s creative process.

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The Reels Family 

Swindlers stealing land from Black folks is an age-old scam. One worth exposing.  

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Black history is being highlighted in some new ways at the Vancouver International Film Festival!

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(Photo/ Warner Bros. Pictures) 

“A story of love and resilience, “The Color Purple” is a decades-spanning tale of one woman’s journey to independence” 

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(Photo/ Toronto Film Festival) 

Under CEO Cameron Bailey, who is Black, the festival continues to show that true diversity comes from allowing artists to tell unique stories that engage and inform moviegoers from around the world.

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