Race

Interview: Stephan James Portrays Olympian Jesse Owens in ‘Race’

Stephan James as Jesse Owens in Race

CHICAGO – In the history of America, there are moments when champions rose above their societal status and circumstance. And so it came to pass that African American Jesse Owens – during one of most difficult times in America for blacks – won medals at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, representing America and striking a blow against Adolf Hitler, four years before WWII. Owen’s story is told in the new film, “Race,” and he is portrayed by actor Stephan James.

Exclusive Portrait: ‘Race’ Star Stephan James as Jesse Owens

Stephan James as Jesse Owens in Race

CHICAGO – HollywoodChicago.com brings you our exclusive red-carpet portrait of Stephan James as the legendary Olympian Jesse Owens from the Chicago premiere of “Race” on Feb. 9, 2016. We also photographed Jesse Owens’ real-life daughters Gloria Owens Hemphill and Marlene Owens Rankin.

Red-Carpet Video Interview: ‘Race’ Star Stephan James as Jesse Owens

CHICAGO – HollywoodChicago.com brings you our red-carpet interview with Stephan James as the legendary Olympian Jesse Owens from the Chicago premiere of “Race”. We also speak with Jesse Owens’ real-life daughters Gloria Owens Hemphill and Marlene Owens Rankin.

Film Review: Alternate American Dream Played Out in ‘Dope’

CHICAGO – If you’re lucky enough, you’ll never know what it’s like to grow up in a poor American neighborhood. But what if the notions of such societies are flipped on its ear, and what if the message draws attention to our current perceptions of race? This is what the new film “Dope” conveys.

Interview: Kevin Costner, Anthony Mackie & Director Mike Binder Ponder ‘Black or White’

CHICAGO – Kevin Costner has come to represent a particular brand of Americana, for his roles in films like “Field of Dreams,” “Dances with Wolves” “JFK” and recently as Pa Kent in “Man of Steel.” His latest film is “Black or White.”

Interview: Director Justin Simien Reflects on ‘Dear White People’

CHICAGO – Some say, to use a FOX News term, that America is “post-racial.” The election of Barack Obama is supposed to have ended the debate on race, and any marginalization because of race. Of course, that is not possible in society and culture, and it’s articulated in writer/director Justin Simien’s new film, “Dear White People.”

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