HBO Max has pulled the classic "Gone With the Wind" from streaming for its "racist depictions," but there are much more impactful films you can watch about race right now.
Filmmaker Dee Rees says her movie reflects themes of racial injustice because issues of police brutality and racial profiling were making headlines throughout the country when the film was being made, and "we were living that as we were there."
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Considering how back-loaded the release schedule is when it comes to awards-friendly films, it’s an encouraging sign that there have already been several movies from the first half of 2017 that could easily wind up in the Oscar conversation. True, a couple of them (Mudbound, Call Me by Your Name) premiered at Sundance and won’t get distributed until the fall, but there are plenty that have already dropped, from the art house (The Lovers, The Big Sick) to the cineplex (Get Out, Wonder Woman). Juno could provide the template for this touching and crowdpleasing rom-com based on the real-life coupling of Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon.
At the Sundance Film Festival last year, the dramas The Birth of a Nation and Manchester by the Sea made the most noise, locking down major distribution deals and inspiring very early Oscar talk. Birth fell out of favor when a college rape case involving writer-director Nate Parker resurfaced, but Manchester has proven to be an awards contender. This year, the movie that’s generating the most buzz through the festival’s first weekend is Mudbound, Dee Rees’s powerful and stunning World War II drama based on the 2008 novel by Hillary Jordan.