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Reading Rainbow Documentary Starring LeVar Burton Is Finally Coming to Theaters / Credit: Tribeca.com 

In a heartwarming tribute to the beloved PBS show that was a cornerstone of millennial children’s television, a new documentary, Butterfly in the Sky, is set to hit select theaters on March 17, celebrating the iconic Reading Rainbow. First announced in 2021, this feature explores the creation and production of the show that fueled a love for reading among young minds.

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Ziggy Marley (Photo: NNPA) 

The quest for authenticity in portraying Bob Marley’s life meant assembling a team that “respected the culture, ensuring a collective effort devoid of individual egos,” Marley asserted.

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Malia Obama (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images) 

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Malia Obama, daughter of forever President and First Lady Barack and Michelle Obama, is making her Sundance debut. Obama’s short film, The Heart, is being screened at Sundance under the U.S. short fiction films category.

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Actor Aunjaune Ellis, left, and director Ava DuVernay (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes) 

Ava DuVernay’s “Origin” takes a heavyweight work of historical and sociological inquiry and transforms it into a deeply humanistic drama and globe-trotting detective story. DuVernay's adaptation of Isabel Wilkerson’s bestselling “Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents” is the director's most ambitious film yet. 

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Purple Rain/Photo by @Prince/Instagram  

Just in time for the 40th year anniversary, Prince’s 1984 hit film Purple Rain is being adapted into a Broadway musical, People reports.

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Oprah Winfrey/Photo by Shutterstock 

If there’s one thing Oprah‘s going to do, it’s surprise her fans.

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(Photo/ BOTWC) 

Eddie Murphy and Tracee Ellis Ross are getting in the holiday spirit!

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(Photo/ Leonard Zhukovsky via Shutterstock) 

Titled “Spike Lee: Creative Sources,” the exhibition opened on October 7. It offers visitors an intimate glimpse into the sources that have driven Lee’s creative process.

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The Reels Family 

Swindlers stealing land from Black folks is an age-old scam. One worth exposing.  

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(Photo/ Union Street) 

Black history is being highlighted in some new ways at the Vancouver International Film Festival!

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