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It’s Thurgood Marshall to the Rescue in a New Thriller

By ADAM LIPTAK The New York Times Thurgood Marshall would be a good candidate for a dusty and dutiful biographical drama, one surveying his central role in Brown v. Board of Education, the towering 1954 civil rights landmark, and his years as the Supreme Court’s first black justice. That is not the movie…

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What Crime Most Changed the Course of History?

THEATLANTIC.COM Reginald Hudlin, director, Marshall Some of the greatest crimes are not considered illegal. The African slave trade changed history by forcibly disrupting millions of lives in two worlds—it robbed Africa of its people and perverted the foundation of America with a national sin, while leaving more than 1 million bodies dead in…

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MARSHALL OPENING NIGHT IN MARTHA’S VINEYARD

800 seats…our biggest audience yet…but 850 people showed up! Sold out and standing room only for the opening night of the Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival! Me with MARSHALL star Roger Guenvuer Smith (we also worked together on COSMIC SLOP); poet and actor Saul Williams; and novelist Junot Diaz….

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The New Yorker | Fall Movies Preview

In “Mother!,” “Wonderstruck,” “Faces Places,” and “Marshall,” the past and the present merge. By Richard Brody The new season’s movies show the past and the present merging in a variety of genres. Darren Aronofsky’s psychological horror film “Mother!” (opening Sept. 15) stars Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem as a couple in an isolated…

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USA TODAY on MARSHALL

by Brian Truitt ‘Marshall’ (Oct. 13) Stars: Chadwick Boseman, Josh Gad, Kate Hudson Director: Reginald Hudlin The skinny: Marshall is an origin story of sorts for the future Supreme Court justice, when Thurgood Marshall was a young NAACP attorney in 1940 tasked with helping Jewish lawyer Sam Friedman (Gad) defend an African-American man (Sterling K. Brown) accused of…

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Thurgood Marshall Was a Fighter. Are You?

Thurgood Marshall Took a Stand. Now It’s Your Turn. Thurgood Marshall took a stand before it was trendy — when in fact it was dangerous. He was more than America’s first African American supreme court justice. He was more than the lawyer who overturned Brown v. Board of Ed. He…

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Diane Warren’s Protest Song

Her name is on the building. That’s the power of songs. It buys you six floors on Cahuenga, you’ve got a permanent piece of the rock, it illustrates… You made it. Do you know how hard it is to make it? Music ain’t like Wall Street, where your relatives give…

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Marshall: Why Chadwick Boseman decided to play another historical figure

CHANCELLOR AGARD | @CHANCELLORAGARD To read more from our Fall Movie Preview, pick up the new issue of Entertainment Weekly on stands now, or buy it here. Don’t forget to subscribe for more exclusive interviews and photos, only in EW. After playing Jackie Robinson (42) and James Brown (Get On Up), Chadwick Boseman wasn’t…

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Chadwick Boseman Talks Real-Life and Fictional Superheroes

by: J. K. Schmid Special to the AFRO / (Photo by J.K. Schmid) / August 2, 2017 Chadwick Boseman, star of films such as “42”, “Get on Up”, and “Captain America: Civil War”, recently sat for a Q&A about the meaning of superheroes at the Landmark Theater in Baltimore’s after…

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