Charlize Theron as Furiosa, alongside Tom Hardy's Max Rockatansky in the new Mad Max: Fury Road. Jasin Boland/Warner Bros. hide caption

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A woman walks past a memorial for some of the victims who are said to have died at the hands of the serial killer dubbed the "Grim Sleeper." Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Percy Sledge performs in Montgomery, Ala., in 2010. Rick Diamond/Getty Images hide caption

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Idris Elba stars as an African warlord in the forthcoming film Beasts of No Nation. Netflix recently purchased distribution rights for the film for nearly $12 million. Jac Cheairs/Red Crown Productions/Participant Media/Netflix hide caption

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Sloss, pictured here at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival, has been a key figure associated with independent films including The Fog of War, Little Miss Sunshine and Banksy's Exit Through The Gift Shop. Jemal Countess/Getty Images hide caption

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This year's Sundance Film Festival generated buzz for Dope, an indie film with an African-American director, Latino and Asian-American producers and starring a multicultural cast. David Moir /Courtesy of Sundance Institute hide caption

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