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Jeffrey Wright Plays a Prisoner in First Trailer for HBO's Drama 'O.G.'

"I'm sure that you are a different person, but I don't want you to get out." Damn this looks intense. HBO has debuted an official trailer for an indie drama titled O.G., which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival last year. This was filmed at an actual prison, with real-life prisoners playing prisoners. The story centers on Louis, a maximum-security inmate and a former gang leader who genuinely regrets his crimes and, while serving over 24 years behind bars, has tried to live a new life of dignity and self-respect. Just weeks before release, he encounters Beech, a new prisoner (played by real-life inmate Theothus Carter) who asks for his help. "The younger inmate echoes of his older counterpart, stirring instincts within Louis that had long been buried beneath a tough exterior." Jeffrey Wright stars, with William Fichtner, Boyd Holbrook, Mare Winningham, Bahni Turpin, Yul Vazquez, David Patrick Kelly, and Ato Essandoh.
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Joshua Reviews Julie Dash’s Daughters Of The Dust [Theatrical Review]

The early 1990’s was a landmark time in the world of American cinema, particularly the independent scene. With names like Tarantino, Linklater and various others finding a foothold with groundbreaking film achievements at the early part of the decade, the first years of the ‘90s would go on to launch the careers of some of today’s most beloved and critically lauded auteurs. However, some of the greatest films from this time period came from visions that were not only completely singular, but also filmmakers who would rarely get another crack at the type of filmmaking that launched their careers.

One of those filmmakers was Julie Dash. Now working primarily in the world of TV and short filmmaking (although she does have a new documentary entitled Travel Notes of a Geechee Girl in some stage of production), Dash launched onto the scene with a film entitled Daughters of the Dust.
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