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Dee Rees talks PARIAH on MakingOf

Posted September 29, 2011

MakingOf Interview

On MakingOf, PARIAH writer/director talks extensively about how she put together her feature film. Really full and fascinating video.

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Hello Beautiful speaks to PARIAH Kim Wayans

Posted September 26, 2011


Hello Beautiful hosts a wonderful interview with PARIAH star Kim Wayans about what this films means and how it might effect audiences. As the site points out, PARIAH "is strong in story and addresses the often too hushed reality of homosexuality in Black families."

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A Spy's Vacation from Telegraph for TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY

Posted September 23, 2011


Add Tourist to TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY. UK The Telegraph offers up in their travel section a slide show of 20 famous spy locations in London. While you might not see George Smiley (Gary Oldman) in all these locations in the film, rest assured they all have a special place in the hearts of British spies. Above find 2 Whitehall, the head of British Intelligence, MI6. The list was culled from Mark Birdsall's book The Insider's Travel Guide to 150 Spy Sites in London.

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The Hollywood Reporter Video of Dee Rees

Posted September 19, 2011

The Hollywood Reporter posted a longish interview with PARIAH director Dee Rees Hollywood Reporter Scott Feinberg about making the film and interning with Spike Lee.

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NY Times on John le Carré Films

Posted September 19, 2011


With Tomas Alfredson's TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY topping the British box office and due out in the United States this December, there's been renewed interest in the original novel and its writer John le Carré. In Sunday's New York Times, film critic Terrence Rafferty looks back the history of films adapted from le Carré's novels. The first one, Martin Ritt's 1965 THE SPY WHO CAME IN FROM THE COLD, proved to be, just as the novel was, an unexpected hit. Rafferty comments:

Part of the book's appeal was its apparent realism about the sordid details of international espionage. Mr. le Carré's rumpled, depressed-looking spies didn't much resemble Ian Fleming's impossibly suave James Bond. (David Cornwell, before he became John le Carré, had worked in British intelligence, where he seems not to have encountered any 007s.)

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Posted September 16, 2011

Britain's video site, apparently loves TINKER,TAILOR,SOLDIER,SPY, as well as two of its stars, Colin Firth and Tom Hardy. The actors have a fun, animated chat about being  "boys" horsing around on set and the thrill of being in a smart spy film.

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Xtra! Focuses on PARIAH in Toronto

Posted September 15, 2011

Dee Rees' drama PARIAH got a lot of acclaim while at the Toronto International Film Festival, including this excellent video piece from Xtra! Canada's LGBT news site. The piece includes interviews with stars and director Dee Rees who talks passionately about the support that Spike Lee (who is an executive producer of the film) brought to the project.

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Telegraph UK video of TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY Red Carpet

Posted September 14, 2011

In London, The Telegraph video was there for the red carpet premiere of TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY. The video includes interviews with John Le Carré, Colin Firth, John Oldman, Benedict Cumberbatch, and director Tomas Alfredson. With the promise of even more Smiley to come.

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BBC Slides Show of TINKER,TAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY in London

Posted September 14, 2011


BBC News was on the scene for the red carpet premiere of Tomas Alfredson's TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY in London. Director Tomas Alfredson, stars Tom Hardy, Colin Firth, Gary Oldman, Benedict Cumberbatch and John Hurt, as well as spy master John Le Carré were present and snapped.

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The Playlist Adds PARIAH to their Favorites at TIFF

Posted September 12, 2011


Writing for The Playlist, Kevin Jagernauth is taking stock of the films at this year's Toronto Film Festival. And at the top of his list is Dee Rees PARIAH. In his festival review, Jagernauth writes that the Rees drama "relates the pangs of first love, the desirous ache of adolescent sexuality and the excitement of not just discovering yourself but finding those kindred spirits with who you can share your life, with a sensitivity that is universal."

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