Dee Rees: 'The Last Thing He Wanted'

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Director, Dee Rees. Photo credit: Laura T. Magruder

In a handful of features, including 'Mudbound,' which made her only the second African-American woman ever to get a screenwriting Oscar nomination, writer-director Dee Rees has centered on stories about family that can confound us. Even when they're trying their best. She finds elements of this perspective in Joan Didion's 'The Last Thing He Wanted,' and her adaptation brings new thematic elements to the project as a result.

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