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Twelve Years A Slave

In the years before the Civil War, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is kidnapped and sold into slavery in the South. Subjected to the cruelty of one malevolent owner (Michael Fassbender), he also finds unexpected kindness from another, as he struggles continually to survive and maintain some of […]

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Skeleton Key

  A hospice nurse working at a spooky New Orleans plantation home finds herself entangled in a mystery involving the house’s dark past. Director: Iain Softley Writer: Ehren Kruger Stars: Kate Hudson, Peter Sarsgaard  

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All The King’s Men

All the King’s Men is a 2006 political drama film based on the 1946 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel All the King’s Men by Robert Penn Warren. It was directed by Steven Zaillian, who also produced and scripted. The story is about the life of Willie Stark (played by Sean Penn), a fictional character resembling Louisiana governor

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Queen Sugar

“Queen Sugar” tells the story of the estranged Bordelon siblings in Louisiana. At the center of the family are Nova, a journalist and activist; Charley, the wife and manager of an NBA player; and formerly incarcerated father Ralph Angel, who is searching for redemption. Following a tragedy in the family, the siblings must put their

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Mourning Tour Review

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text] By Ellen Byron, award-winning mystery writer When you write mysteries, you tend to gravitate toward the macabre, which is how I ended up on the Creole Mourning Tour offered by St. Joseph Plantation in Louisiana. It was fun to experience a really good living history tour, as opposed to the lame one

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Queen Sugar Season 2 Filming Wraps Up

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.66″ background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” border_style=”solid” module_alignment=”left”] Visiting with Ralph Angel! Kofi Siriboe #queensugar #RA #ralphangel #OWN #queensugardiscussiongroup — with Rayar Johnson. [/et_pb_text][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.76″ background_layout=”light” border_style=”solid”] One of TV’s  best series isn’t on one of the major broadcast networks or prestige-drama machines on cable, it’s on Oprah Winfrey’s network OWN. Queen Sugar returns for

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