The State of Things
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Tue December 24, 2013

Bringing A Langston Hughes Classic From Stage To Screen

Black Nativity is a Hollywood adaptation of Langston Hughes' gospel libretto.
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Bringing A Langston Hughes Classic From Stage to Screen

Originally a play by poet Langston Hughes, Black Nativity makes its big screen debut. 

The film follows a teenager who travels to Harlem to spend the holidays with his estranged relatives.  The all-star cast features Jennifer Hudson, Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett, and Mary J. Blige.  Executive producer Joy Goodwin is a professor of creative writing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Host Frank Stasio speaks with Goodwin about Black Nativity

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