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September 1st, 2017

Lynda Myers tells the story of her parents, who were harassed and threatened by their white neighbors in an effort to get them to move out of Levittown, Pennsylvania, in the 1950s.

The Myers family, who were African-American, moved into a cookie-cutter suburb populated entirely by white people in the summer of 1957. It’s the true story that inspired Clooney’s Suburbicon, a drama starring Matt Damon and Julianne Moore that debuts Sept. 2 at the Venice Film Festival.

“Those in the North love to think they had nothing to do with [racism],” Clooney tells The Hollywood Reporter. “They love to wash their hands and say: ‘Actually, we were the liberals. We were against slavery and pro-civil rights.’ And the truth of the matter was much more complicated. There were a lot of problems, particularly in places like Levittown.”

The movie interweaves two tales — one involving the black family, the other a seemingly normal white family next door that turns out to have its own dark secret — and could not be better timed, coming soon after the Aug. 12 events of Charlottesville and the uproar following President Donald Trump’s apparent defense of the white supremacists who had demonstrated there.

“What’s been so demoralizing is that, I don’t think anyone thought George was prescient in what we were shooting; we all felt we were talking about things that had happened in the past,” says Moore. “But what’s happened recently has been absolutely shocking.”

Levittown was a planned community of some 17,000 almost-identical homes, designed to be the perfect suburb for residents fleeing the expensive, crowded cities. That, at least, was the way it was conceived by William Levitt, who built several such housing projects across the country (the original, best-known Levittown was on Long Island). But he may also have had other things in mind when he envisioned this most homogeneous of environments: to create a haven where white people could live without the presence of minorities, especially African-Americans.

“The reality was, William Levitt was a bigot,” says Clooney. “And William Levitt wouldn’t let blacks move into his homes and was taken to court and ordered to integrate. And rather than integrate, he sold his property.”

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August 28th, 2017

Pics of Karimah getting ready for her publicity photo shoot with Storm Santos.

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August 21st, 2017

An international trailer for Suburbicon has been released! The film is set to be in United Kingdom cinemas on November 24, 2017.

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August 4th, 2017

Karimah Westbrook books guest spot in season eight of the hit Showtime series Shameless.

Season 8 premieres November 5.



August 2nd, 2017

Procter & Gamble’s ‘The Talk’ Zones In On Necessary Conversations In The Black Community



July 27th, 2017

The very first trailer for Suburbicon was just released!

Suburbicon is a peaceful, idyllic suburban community with affordable homes and manicured lawns…the perfect place to raise a family, and in the summer of 1959, the Lodge family is doing just that. But the tranquil surface masks a disturbing reality, as husband and father Gardner Lodge (Matt Damon) must navigate the town’s dark underbelly of betrayal, deceit, and violence.

This is a tale of very flawed people making very bad choices. This is Suburbicon.

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July 25th, 2017

Karimah Westbrook in powerful P&G campaign: Parents Have ‘the Talk’ in the Powerful ‘My Black Is Beautiful’ Campaign From P&G Teaching kids about racial bias, for generations.

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November 18th, 2016

Karimah Westbrook to co-host pre-show for the 2016 Nollywood African Film Critics Awards and the NAFCA Honors taking place at the Alex Theater in Glendale.

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August 28th, 2016

Karimah Westbrook will join the star-studded cast of George Clooney’s dark domestic dramedy “Suburbicon“. Matt Damon is set to star alongside Julianne Moore, Josh Brolin and Oscar Issac who all came on board at the end of last year. Black Bear Pictures is financing the project, which Paramount acquired out of Berlin Film Festival. Joel and Ethan Coen wrote the script and the film is being produced by Joel Silver of Silver Pictures, Teddy Schwarzman of Black Bear, and Clooney and Grant Heslov of Smokehouse Pictures.



January 10th, 2016

In 2007, Dan Pritzker began filming Bolden!, the story of music pioneer Buddy Bolden, the man known to have created the sound of Jazz, starring Anthony Mackie, Wendell Pierce and Jackie Earle Haley. Dissatisfied with the results, he undertook extensive reshoots two years later. Frustrated by conflicts on-set and unable to captured the movie he saw in his head, he put Bolden! aside. But this year, with a fresh approach, a handpicked crew and new leads—Gary Carr, Erik LaRay Harvey and Ian McShane—he returned to start over.



Current Projects
BEYOND THE BADGE (2017)
Post-Production
Synopsis not yet available.

BOLDEN (2017)
Post-Production
A mythical account of the life of Buddy Bolden, the first Cornet King of New Orleans.

SUBURBICON (2017)
In theaters Oct 27 (USA) & Nov 24 (UK)
A home invasion rattles a quiet family town.

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