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      Voodoo Macbeth

      Released Oct 21, 2022 1h 48m Drama List
      67% Tomatometer 15 Reviews 1936 Harlem is a neighborhood battered by economic strife and hardship. With FDR's New Deal providing funding for the Federal Theatre Project's Negro Unit, director Rose McClendon convinces co-director John Houseman to help her bring Shakespeare's "Macbeth" to the Harlem community at the Lafayette Theater -- with an all-Black cast. They choose for their groundbreaking production a gifted but untested 21-year-old director by the name of Orson Welles, whose reimagined Haitian vision for the Scottish play is as daring and fresh as the cast and crew themselves. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      William Bibbiani TheWrap It’s attractively filmed and, mostly, solidly performed, taking some historical liberties but otherwise getting the gist of the tale out in the open for new generations to discover and appreciate. Oct 22, 2022 Full Review Joe Leydon Variety The first-ever theatrical release from USC School of the Cinematic Arts enlists multiple directors to dramatize the 'Citizen Kane' director's Shakespearean collaboration with the Negro Theatre Unit. Oct 21, 2022 Full Review Beandrea July New York Times “Voodoo Macbeth” proves itself to be a textbook white savior film and not much else. Oct 20, 2022 Full Review David Walsh World Socialist Web Site Like so many artists at present, taking the line of least resistance, Voodoo Macbeth’s makers largely project their own limited concerns and interests back into the past. The results are weak, flat and muddled. Feb 10, 2023 Full Review Matt Brunson Film Frenzy Ambitious if occasionally awkward. Rated: 2.5/4 Feb 5, 2023 Full Review Kenneth R. Morefield 1More Film Blog Welles comes across here as a bit of a naifish knave, a slightly less affable version of Shakespeare in Love‘s lovable idiot genius. Rated: 2/5 Jan 6, 2023 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis 1936 Harlem is a neighborhood battered by economic strife and hardship. With FDR's New Deal providing funding for the Federal Theatre Project's Negro Unit, director Rose McClendon convinces co-director John Houseman to help her bring Shakespeare's "Macbeth" to the Harlem community at the Lafayette Theater -- with an all-Black cast. They choose for their groundbreaking production a gifted but untested 21-year-old director by the name of Orson Welles, whose reimagined Haitian vision for the Scottish play is as daring and fresh as the cast and crew themselves.
      Director
      Dagmawi Abebe, Víctor Alonso-Berbel, Roy Arwas, Hannah Bang, Christopher Beaton, Agazi Desta, Tiffany Kontoyiannis-Guillen, Zoë Alyce Salnave, Ernesto Sandoval, Sabina Vajraca
      Producer
      Miles Alva, Jason Phillips
      Screenwriter
      Agazi Desta, Jennifer Frazin, Morgan Milender, Molly Miller, Amri Rigby, Joel David Santner, Erica Sutherlin, Chris Tarricone
      Distributor
      Lightyear Entertainment
      Production Co
      University of Southern Calfornia, Warner Bros. Pictures, Voodoo Macbeth
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Oct 21, 2022, Limited
      Runtime
      1h 48m
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