Tag Archives: The Academy Awards

JITNEY: A FUNKY CELEBRATION OF AUGUST WILSON’S LEGACY!

JITNEY: A FUNKY CELEBRATION OF AUGUST WILSON’S LEGACY!

“Jitney” is a triumph for the great playwright August Wilson, director Ruben Santiago-Hudson, the cast and Broadway!  It opened this past Thursday and features a brilliant ensemble cast.

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T.J. MARTIN IS THE FIRST BLACK DIRECTOR TO WIN AN OSCAR!

T.J. MARTIN IS THE FIRST BLACK DIRECTOR TO WIN AN OSCAR!

 

Seattle native TJ Martin is the first black man to win an Oscar as a Director for his documentary “Undefeated”!  Martin was just happy to be among some of his filmmaking heroes according to a recent article in the Seattle Times, now he’s made history.  Prior to Martin, the only non-caucassion to win an Oscar for their accomplishment as a Director, was Ang Lee for his film “Brokeback Mountain.”

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