Dee Rees wanted to make ‘an old-fashioned movie’ and ended up with an Oscar contender | The Washington Post - KOLUMN
At the Middleburg Film Festival in October, the director Dee Rees had tears in her eyes. Her movie “Mudbound” had just brought a packed ballroom to its feet and, even though she had been on tour for several weeks with the film — a sprawling historical drama about two families, one African American, one white, working a hardscrabble patch of land in the American South — she was clearly overcome.