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Chris Rock, 'Good Hair,' and the rise of black film in the age of Obama

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Chris Rock‘s documentary, Good Hair, won a Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival this year. The film’s producer, Nelson George, created this Sundance video diary about his experience at the festival: screening the film to primarily white audiences, what it was like to be in Park City, Utah, for the presidential inauguration of Barack Obama, and the impressive array of black films and filmmakers at the festival this year — including Push, which won the Grand Jury Prize, among other awards, and is already generating Oscar buzz (yes, really) for comedienne Mo’Nique. Check out George’s video, as well as Whitney Pastorek’s flip-cam video of her ride with George and Rock at Sundance, below.

Nelson George: Sundance 2009 from Nelson George on Vimeo.