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Well it’s that time of year again, when the leaves begin to fall and St. Louis becomes the mecca of movie lovers everywhere with the return of the 23rd Annual St. Louis International Film Festival. Kicking off the Festival this year is St. Louis native Matt Amato’s tale of Love in River City as The Makings Of You plays out deep in the heart of the nostalgic areas of St. Louis, and the mighty riverbanks of the Mississippi. To bring Matt’s story to life, he secured Mad Men‘s own Jay R. Ferguson to play his leading man Wallis, and what a leading man he truly is, in every way, as you will soon come to find out.
- Movie Geeks
Ruby Dee, best known for her role in 1961’s “A Raisin in the Sun” and latterly for her Oscar-nominated turn as Denzel Washington’s mother in 2007’s “American Gangster,” died Wednesday in New York. She was 91.
Dee’s Oscar nomination in 2008 for her performance as the feisty mother of a Harlem druglord played by Washington in Ridley Scott’s “American Gangster” was particularly impressive because the actress made an impression on the Motion Picture Academy with only 10 minutes of screen time. She won a SAG Award for the same performance.
She and her husband, Ossie Davis, who often performed together, were among the first generation of African-American actors, led by Sidney Poitier, afforded the opportunity for significant, dignified dramatic roles in films, onstage and on television.
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- Carmel Dagan
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