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Deadline: College Rape Case Haunts ‘Birth of a Nation’ Star Nate Parker

As Nate Parker prepares for the wide release of his highly-anticipated breakout slave rebellion drama The Birth of a Nation, an old rape case brought against him 17 years ago while he was a student at Penn State could complicate Fox Searchlight’s ambitious plans for the film, which is already expected to be a major contender at next year’s Academy Awards.

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PBS to Air Pro-Abortion Documentary During Key Supreme Court Abortion Decision

The pro-abortion documentary “Trapped” — which debuted to a standing ovation at the Sundance Film Festival last month — has snagged a distribution deal with four outlets including PBS’ Independent Lens, which will air the film this summer as the Supreme Court readies a key decision on abortion legislation.

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‘DuVernay Test’ Proposed to Measure Diversity in Movies

New York Times film critic Manohla Dargis has coined the name of a new test that might measure the quality of diversity in a film — the DuVernay Test, a kind-of race-based variant of the Bechdel Test, which measures gender equality in film.

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Every Film Purchased at Sundance Last Year Flopped

The Sundance Film Festival begins this week and you know what that means: a coming onslaught of oppressive, non-stop coverage from the entertainment media about dozens of films no one will ever see … ever. Deadline published a fine illustration