The Contenders: Lee Daniels

The Contenders: Lee Daniels
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Wednesday, January 06, 1:00 PM
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The Contenders: Lee Daniels
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Since its emergence and triumph at the Sundance Film Festival last January, Precious has become that rare phenomenon: an indie crossover hit that has captivated critics and filmgoers in equal measure. The story is handled with an adroit and masterful command of cinematic skills by Lee Daniels, who elicits performances from his talented cast that are justifiably winning the same kind of kudos and awards as the film. Daniels takes what otherwise might have become a heavy-handed drama and literally makes the material sing, turning this searing human story into a soul-lifting, triumphal paean to the power of the human spirit.

Following the screening of the film, Lee Daniels will be on hand for an in-depth onstage Q&A moderated by noted Entertainment Weekly contributor Adam Vary.

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USA, 2009, 109 min.
Set in Harlem in 1987, Precious is a 16-year-old girl born into a world no one would want. She's pregnant for the second time and must wait hand-and-foot on her mother, a poisonously angry woman. Her only hope comes from a chance to attend an alternative school.... more

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