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“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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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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Ava DuVernay 

DuVernay is walking into another career first as the buzz continues to grow around her new film “Origin.”

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A new Florida museum is highlighting the contributions of Black actors to film history. 

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Vroom. Vroom. Zoom. In his bedroom, he’s a helluva a race car driver. On the racetrack, he’s even better. That’s according to this very engaging bio/spo/dra.

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Ryan Gosling and Margot Robbie in Barbie  

Do blondes have more fun? She does. He doesn’t.

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Sarah Nurse in Black Ice  

Hard to imagine that in the late 1800s men of African descent played hockey in Canada. That’s a major surprise considering the demographics of today’s National Hockey League. But there’s a backstory, an evolution and lots of it is quite sobering.

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The film stars Kingsley Ben-Adir as the reggae icon, focusing on Marley’s humble beginnings in Jamaica to his rise as an international superstar.

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Play opens June 9 and runs through July 2. BIPOC affinity night, a.k.a. The People’s Party, will be held on Friday, June 30.

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Last February, Oprah Winfrey announced the revival of “The Color Purple,” a 1985 film produced by Steven Spielberg starring Winfrey, Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover, and Laurence Fishburne based on Alice Walker’s 1982 book of the same name.

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