In select cities November 6th.
Set in Harlem in 1987, it is the story of Claireece "Precious" Jones (Gabourey Sidibe), a sixteen-year-old African-American girl born into a life no one would want. She's pregnant for the second time by her absent father; at home, she must wait hand and foot on her mother (Mo'Nique), a poisonously angry woman who abuses her emotionally and physically. School is a place of chaos, and Precious has reached the ninth grade with good marks and an awful secret: she can neither read nor write.
Precious may sometimes be down, but she is never out. Beneath her impassive expression is a watchful, curious young woman with an inchoate but unshakeable sense that other possibilities exist for her. Threatened with expulsion, Precious is offered the chance to transfer to an alternative school, Each One/Teach One. Precious doesn't know the meaning of alternative, but her instincts tell her this is the chance she has been waiting for. In the literacy workshop taught by the patient yet firm Ms. Rain (Paula Patton), Precious begins a journey that will lead her from darkness, pain and powerlessness to light, love and self-determination.
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The Butler, Oprah Winfrey
Based on Pete Dexter's critically acclaimed novel, THE PAPERBOY is the enthralling story of two brothers (Matthew McConaughey and Zac Efron) investigating a case involving a death row inmate (John Cusack). Convinced by a mysterious woman (Nicole Kidman) that the inmate is innocent, the brothers embark on a journey that is filled with betrayal.
Shadowboxer movie trailer - starring Helen Mirren, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Stephen Dorff, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Macy Gray. Directed by Lee Daniels. Theatrical Release Date: 7/21/2006
LEE DANIELS' THE BUTLER tells the story of a White House butler who served eight American presidents over three decades. The film traces the dramatic changes that swept American society during this time, from the civil rights movement to Vietnam and beyond, and how those changes affected this man s life and family. Forest Whitaker stars as the butler with Robin Williams as Dwight Eisenhower, John Cusack as Richard Nixon, Alan Rickman as Ronald Reagan, James Marsden as John F. Kennedy, Liev Schreiber as Lyndon B. Johnson, and many more.
A child molester returns to his hometown after 12 years in prison and attempts to start a new life.
Forest Whitaker leads an all-star cast as a White House butler who served eight presidents while the civil rights movement and other major events affect his life, family, and society.
Convinced by a mysterious woman that a death row inmate is innocent, two brothers investigate and discover a case marred by betrayal and deceit.
A reporter returns to his Florida hometown to investigate a case involving a death row inmate.
"Precious" Jones (Gabourey "Gabby" Sidibe) is a high-school girl with nothing working in her favor. She is pregnant with her father's child - for the second time. She can't read or write, and her schoolmates tease her for being fat. Her home life is a horror, ruled by a mother (Mo'Nique) who keeps her imprisoned both emotionally and physically. Precious's instincts tell her one thing: if she's ever going to break from the chains of ignorance, she will have to dig deeply into her own resources.
Agnes and his brothers have little in common except an eccentric father, relationship problems that are totally screwing up their lives, and a distinct possibility those two things are connected.
Connected by tangled relationships and the same unusual father, three siblings attempt to keep it together amid the turmoil of their daily lives.
Stephen Shepard on “Deadlines and Disruption: My Turbulent Path from Print to Digital.” Lee Daniels, Director of "The Paperboy" || Author and journalist Stephen Shepard on “Deadlines and Disruption: My Turbulent Path from Print to Digital.”
Robert Kaplan; Lee Daniels; Stephen Shepard
Grammy Award winner Lenny Kravitz welcomes his close friend and collaborator Producer/Director Lee Daniels to the Bahamas, where Kravitz lives and works. The two discuss their collaborations on both the Oscar-winning film PRECIOUS, and the upcoming Civil Rights drama SELMA, and Kravitz performs a new original song.
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Oscar-nominated director Lee Daniels discusses "Precious" and its multiple Academy Award nods.
The Copenhagen Climate Summit with David Fahrenthold of The Washington Post, James Hansen of NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, Jeffrey Sachs and Elaine Claussen, president of Pew Center on Global Climate. Lee Daniels, Director of "Precious."
The Copenhagen Climate Summit ; Lee Daniels, Director "Precious"
A Conversation About The Brain; An Interview Lee Daniels
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