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'Old-fashioned' Mudbound becomes Oscar contender

At Virginia’s Middleburg Film Festival in October, the director Dee Rees had tears in her eyes. Her movie Mudbound had just brought a packed ballroom to its feet and, even though she had been on tour for several weeks with the film — a sprawling historical drama about two families, one African-American, one white, working a hardscrabble patch of land in the American South — she was clearly overcome. The film grapples with difficult material, includ…
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