Charles Lane (filmmaker)

Charles LaneCharles Lane (African-American actor/filmmaker)
Charles Lane (born December 26, 1953) is an African-American actor and filmmaker.wikipedia
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True Identity

Lane then directed and starred in feature films True Identity, a vehicle for British comedian Lenny Henry funded by the Walt Disney Company.
True Identity is a 1991 American comedy film directed by Charles Lane and starring Lenny Henry, Frank Langella and Anne-Marie Johnson.

Sidewalk Stories

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He wrote, directed and starred in 1989's Sidewalk Stories, a black-and-white feature about a homeless street artist who becomes the guardian of a small girl after her father is murdered.
Sidewalk Stories is a 1989 American low-budget, nearly silent movie directed by and starring Charles Lane.

Independent Spirit Award for Best Director

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He also received three nominations at the Film Independent Spirit Awards: Best Director, Best First Feature and Best Male Lead On its 25th anniversary in 2014, Sidewalk Stories was digitally remastered and rescreened at the Cannes Film Festival and Tribeca Film Festival.

Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature

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He also received three nominations at the Film Independent Spirit Awards: Best Director, Best First Feature and Best Male Lead On its 25th anniversary in 2014, Sidewalk Stories was digitally remastered and rescreened at the Cannes Film Festival and Tribeca Film Festival.

Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead

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He also received three nominations at the Film Independent Spirit Awards: Best Director, Best First Feature and Best Male Lead On its 25th anniversary in 2014, Sidewalk Stories was digitally remastered and rescreened at the Cannes Film Festival and Tribeca Film Festival.

The Kid (1921 film)

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The nearly silent film was an homage to Charlie Chaplin's The Kid and was a critical favorite.
In 1989, Charles Lane directed and starred in Sidewalk Stories, a remake of the film, updated to 1980s New York.

Posse (1993 film)

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Lane also had a starring role in the Mario Van Peebles film Posse, as Weezie, often the butt of jokes.
As he meets them with his own cavalry force, his aide Weezie (Charles Lane) causes a distraction, allowing the 10th to shoot the Colonel and his cavalry down.

State University of New York at Purchase

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While attending Purchase College as a film student, he made a short titled A Place in Time based on the famous Kitty Genovese incident.

Murder of Kitty Genovese

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While attending Purchase College as a film student, he made a short titled A Place in Time based on the famous Kitty Genovese incident.

Student Academy Awards

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This short gained him a certain amount of attention, including a Student Academy Award win.

United Kingdom

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Lane then directed and starred in feature films True Identity, a vehicle for British comedian Lenny Henry funded by the Walt Disney Company.

Lenny Henry

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Lane then directed and starred in feature films True Identity, a vehicle for British comedian Lenny Henry funded by the Walt Disney Company. He has worked with James Earl Jones, Lenny Henry, and Frank Langella and offered one of the first film roles to The Sopranos actress Edie Falco.

Charlie Chaplin

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The nearly silent film was an homage to Charlie Chaplin's The Kid and was a critical favorite.

Cannes Film Festival

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It won several festival awards, including the Prix du Publique at the Cannes Film Festival, where its 12-minute ovation set a new record.

Independent Spirit Awards

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He also received three nominations at the Film Independent Spirit Awards: Best Director, Best First Feature and Best Male Lead On its 25th anniversary in 2014, Sidewalk Stories was digitally remastered and rescreened at the Cannes Film Festival and Tribeca Film Festival.

Tribeca Film Festival

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He also received three nominations at the Film Independent Spirit Awards: Best Director, Best First Feature and Best Male Lead On its 25th anniversary in 2014, Sidewalk Stories was digitally remastered and rescreened at the Cannes Film Festival and Tribeca Film Festival.

Mario Van Peebles

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Lane also had a starring role in the Mario Van Peebles film Posse, as Weezie, often the butt of jokes.

James Earl Jones

He has worked with James Earl Jones, Lenny Henry, and Frank Langella and offered one of the first film roles to The Sopranos actress Edie Falco.

Frank Langella

He has worked with James Earl Jones, Lenny Henry, and Frank Langella and offered one of the first film roles to The Sopranos actress Edie Falco.

The Sopranos

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He has worked with James Earl Jones, Lenny Henry, and Frank Langella and offered one of the first film roles to The Sopranos actress Edie Falco.

Edie Falco

He has worked with James Earl Jones, Lenny Henry, and Frank Langella and offered one of the first film roles to The Sopranos actress Edie Falco.

American Playhouse

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The Bronx

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