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September 29, 1989 | NINA J. EASTON, Times Staff Writer
Euzhan Palcy may be a relative newcomer to Hollywood, a black woman in a clubby, white-controlled business, but already she knows how to get what she wants out of the studios--and when to make concessions to get it. The 32-year-old director originally hoped to make a film about South Africa from a black perspective, with victims of apartheid at the center of her story. "A Dry White Season," which opened here last week, is the compromise project she eventually settled on, without regret.
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November 14, 1991 | MARK CHALON SMITH, Mark Chalon Smith is a free-lance writer who regularly covers film for The Times Orange County Edition
"Sugar Cane Alley" has a redemptive purity about it. We watch a black boy escape from Martinique's exploitative sugar cane fields and realize that life, however indifferent it seems, offers moments of justice. Director Euzhan Palcy's screenplay, based on Joseph Zobel's influential 1950 novel of the same name, often simplifies Jose's struggle and that of his people, the ghetto-dwellers who work on the white man's plantations.
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September 29, 1989 | SCOTT KRAFT, Times Staff Writer
"A Dry White Season," originally banned in South Africa as a biased and highly emotional threat to public order, opened uncut to a packed film festival house Thursday night, leaving many in its mostly white liberal audience troubled by the stark vision of police brutality and injustice in their homeland.
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September 29, 1989 | SCOTT KRAFT, Times Staff Writer
"A Dry White Season," originally banned in South Africa as a biased and highly emotional threat to public order, opened uncut to a packed film festival house Thursday night, leaving many in its mostly white liberal audience troubled by the stark vision of police brutality and injustice in their homeland.
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November 14, 1991 | MARK CHALON SMITH, Mark Chalon Smith is a free-lance writer who regularly covers film for The Times Orange County Edition
"Sugar Cane Alley" has a redemptive purity about it. We watch a black boy escape from Martinique's exploitative sugar cane fields and realize that life, however indifferent it seems, offers moments of justice. Director Euzhan Palcy's screenplay, based on Joseph Zobel's influential 1950 novel of the same name, often simplifies Jose's struggle and that of his people, the ghetto-dwellers who work on the white man's plantations.
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August 25, 1993
The second annual Pan African Film Festival, the nation's largest black international film festival, will held Oct. 7-15 at the Sunset 5 at Sunset and Crescent Heights boulevards in West Hollywood. Among the films already lined up is "Simeon," the latest film by Euzhan Palcy, director of "Sugar Cane Alley" and "Dry White Season."
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November 13, 1989 | From Times staff and wire service reports
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January 24, 1988 | Leonard Klady \f7
Marlon Fishing: Reps at MGM confirmed final details are being tied up for Brando (last seen in 1980's "The Formula") to appear in "Dry White Season," a drama set in South Africa to film in May. Euzhan Palcy ("Sugar Cane Alley") directs and Donald Sutherland will co-star. . . . Producer Arnold Kopelson follows "Platoon" with "Warlock," a thriller about a 17th-Century demon who flees into the modern world. Steve Miner directs the D. T. Twohy screenplay. It starts Feb. 3 in Boston for New World.
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September 29, 1989 | NINA J. EASTON, Times Staff Writer
Euzhan Palcy may be a relative newcomer to Hollywood, a black woman in a clubby, white-controlled business, but already she knows how to get what she wants out of the studios--and when to make concessions to get it. The 32-year-old director originally hoped to make a film about South Africa from a black perspective, with victims of apartheid at the center of her story. "A Dry White Season," which opened here last week, is the compromise project she eventually settled on, without regret.
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