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Gina Prince-Bythewood

b. 1969, Los Angeles

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Beyond the Lights (2014)

Synopsis: The pressures of fame have superstar singer Noni on the edge, until she meets Kaz, a young cop who works to help her find the courage to develop her own voice and break free to become the artist she was meant to be. A smart, incisive and adult look at relationships — romantic and familial — and how they shape and define us. Beyond the Lights was nominated for a Best Song Academy Award.


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The Secret Life of Bees (2008)

Synopsis: Set in South Carolina in 1964, this is the tale of Lily Owens, a 14-year-old girl who flees with Rosaleen, her caregiver and friend, to a South Carolina town that holds the secret to her mother’s past. Taken in by the intelligent and independent Boatwright sisters, Lily finds solace in their mesmerizing world of beekeeping.


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Disappearing Acts (2000) (TV Movie)

Synopsis: A couple — a teacher/singer and construction worker — in the midst of a tumultuous relationship fight to stay together. Based on the 1989 novel by Terry McMillan.


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Love and Basketball (2000)

Synopsis: The film tells the story of Monica Wright and Quincy McCall, two next-door neighbors in Los Angeles, California who pursue their passion for basketball while they fall in and out (and in again) of love with each other.

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