Cinema: Aiming for the Heart

Saul Williams is rarely at a loss for words. Aside from giving a vital voice to the newly revived spoken-word scene, the Slam star has talked nonstop about the movie at film festivals since it won the Grand Jury prize at Sundance last January. Nevertheless, the actor was nearly dumbstruck at Cannes, where the picture scored two more awards. As he walked with director Marc Levin, an elderly Frenchwoman approached him and started to cry. "It was amazing," recalls Levin. "She said she had been in the Resistance as a teenager and had already seen the movie twice because it showed...

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