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In The Underground Railroad, reflections on the after-life of racial violence, how it cannot be escaped
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In The Underground Railroad, reflections on the after-life of racial violence, how it cannot be escaped

The afterlife of the plantation is as relevant today in the 21st century as it was during the early formation of the US.

The Underground Railroad is a reminder of what makes Barry Jenkins' voice different from other Black filmmakers
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The Underground Railroad is a reminder of what makes Barry Jenkins' voice different from other Black filmmakers

While Spike Lee’s work is replete with chaotic energy, Ava DuVernay’s seething with righteous anger, Jordan Peele’s brimming with portrayals of racial tensions through a sinister lens, perhaps no other black filmmaker’s work is as personal as Barry Jenkins.

The Underground Railroad review: Barry Jenkins' cinematic brilliance brings forth a tale on privilege, loss, and freedom
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The Underground Railroad review: Barry Jenkins' cinematic brilliance brings forth a tale on privilege, loss, and freedom

An incisive story on Black suffering, Barry Jenkins' The Underground Railroad is a prized narrative on race and equality.

The Underground Railroad: Amazon Prime Video show creators on adapting Colson Whitehead's book for screen
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The Underground Railroad: Amazon Prime Video show creators on adapting Colson Whitehead's book for screen

"This isn’t the first slave narrative that’s been made, but I think we’re creating these images in a way, cinematically, that they just haven’t been created before," says The Underground Railroad director Barry Jenkins.

The Underground Railroad: Toni Morrison to Colson Whitehead, how writers chronicled the resistance to slavery
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The Underground Railroad: Toni Morrison to Colson Whitehead, how writers chronicled the resistance to slavery

The Underground Railroad has come to epitomise the abolitionist movement in the American consciousness, as writers compel the country to confront its darkest chapter.

The Underground Railroad series creator Barry Jenkins discusses recontextualising history of Black ancestors
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The Underground Railroad series creator Barry Jenkins discusses recontextualising history of Black ancestors

It was “the most satisfying creative experience of my life,” says Barry Jenkins on developing Amazon Prime's 10-episode show The Underground Railroad

The Lion King follow-up to be helmed by Moonlight's Barry Jenkins, announces Disney
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The Lion King follow-up to be helmed by Moonlight's Barry Jenkins, announces Disney

The prequel, Disney said, will explore the mythology of The Lion King, including Mufasa’s origin story.

Just Mercy movie review: Michael B Jordan, Jamie Foxx's straightforward legal drama exposes America's criminal injustice system
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Just Mercy movie review: Michael B Jordan, Jamie Foxx's straightforward legal drama exposes America's criminal injustice system

Just Mercy could have then been more than just a standard legal drama, but a punch in the gut to America's civil rights legacy.

Moonlight director Barry Jenkins to direct biopic on legendary choreographer Alvin Ailey
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Moonlight director Barry Jenkins to direct biopic on legendary choreographer Alvin Ailey

The Academy Award-winning director, Barry Jenkins, will also serve as an executive producer alongside Jana Edelbaum and Susan Lewis.

Joel Edgerton joins Barry Jenkins' Underground Railraod series for Amazon Video
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Joel Edgerton joins Barry Jenkins' Underground Railraod series for Amazon Video

Joel Edgerton's upcoming Amazon series titled The Underground Railroad will also include Thuso Mbedu, Chase W Dillon, and Aaron Pierre.

If Beale Street Could Talk: Barry Jenkins releases trailer on birth anniversary of novelist James Baldwin
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If Beale Street Could Talk: Barry Jenkins releases trailer on birth anniversary of novelist James Baldwin

Barry Jenkins' If Beale Street Could Talk had been adapted from James Baldwin 1974 novel of the same name

Hereditary: Horror film hailed as scariest in years leaves Twitterati sleepless and 'disturbed on a cellular level'
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Hereditary: Horror film hailed as scariest in years leaves Twitterati sleepless and 'disturbed on a cellular level'

Some of Ari Aster's filmmaking peers from Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Baby Driver), Barry Jenkins (Moonlight) and the Safdie brothers (Good Time) took to Twitter to express just how terrified Hereditary left them.

Moonlight director Barry Jenkins to helm 11-part Amazon TV show The Underground Railroad
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Moonlight director Barry Jenkins to helm 11-part Amazon TV show The Underground Railroad

Barry Jenkins' show will be an adaptation of the 2016 Pulitzer-Prize winning novel The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead