This documentary tells the story of the short but influential life of musician Sam Cooke, one of the most important artists of the 1950s and ‘60s. The film takes a particularly close look at the mysterious circumstances surrounding his death in 1964.
Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor and Ava DuVernay on the Emotional Journey of ‘Origin.’
For their unconventional adaptation of Isabel Wilkerson’s “Caste,” the writer-director and star tapped into the best-seller’s poignant back story.
‘American Fiction,’ ‘Origin’ and the Pressures Black Writers Face.
The movies explore what happens when authors who focus exclusively on racism in their work push back against political and commercial stresses.