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Dee Rees Could Become The First Black Female To Win An Oscar For Best Director With ‘Mudbound’

'Mudbound' has been considered as Dee Rees' most high profile film to date.

Mudbound

From Dee Rees’ critically acclaimed feature narrative debut Pariah to her Emmy Award-winning Bessie, expectations are soaring high for the talented filmmaker. And with her latest feature already receiving extraordinary acclaim both from Sundance and as an Oscar contender, there’s no question that Mudbound should be on your radar.

Based on Hillary Jordan’s compelling novel Mudbound and set during the Jim Crow era in the rural South, the film follows the fate of two families ­– one black, one white – worlds apart. The cast includes Mary J. Blige, Carey Mulligan, Jason Clarke, Johnathan Banks, Garrett Hedlund, and Jason Mitchell.

Dee Rees could become the first black woman nominated for Best Director should Mudbound be received well among voters. The movie will debut on Netflix November 17th. Until then, watch the first trailer for Rees’ most high profile film to date, and witness firsthand why critics are raving:

Ayanna Winters

Hi! I’m Ayanna Winters, a 25-year-old editorial writer and artist. Although I graduated from The University of North Carolina at Charlotte with two degrees in art and psychology, I’ve had a passion for writing for as long as I can remember. By following my dreams and utilizing my creativity, I designed Jaro Magazine with the ultimate intention of bringing more positive stories in the black community to the forefront, while also highlighting our versatile and vibrant culture through Jaro’s four modes: film, books, art, and music. I’m into spirituality, nature walks, music festivals, poetry, traveling without a destination in mind, painting, and discussing everything out of the ordinary with other curious minds. Also, I'm an INFP!

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