Academy Award nominee Gabourey Sidibe on directorial debut film, Macon Film Festival

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Academy Award Nominee Gabourey Sidibe has made waves in the entertainment industry since her debut as the lead role in Lee Daniels’ drama, indie film “Precious.”

The ‘American Horror Story’ and ‘The Big C’ actress hasn’t even been in town for 24 hours, but she’s hitting the ground running, quickly checking into her accommodations before getting ready for the Macon Film Festival this weekend.

“Macon seems kind of small,” Sidibe said.

She says her mother is from Lumpkin,Georgia, a town much smaller than Macon a little less than 40 miles of Columbus, but Sidibe grew up in the Big Apple.

On Saturday, Sidibe is screening her directorial debut film, “The Tale of Four” – a drama based on Nina Simone’s 1966 soul classic, “Four Women” – at the Macon Film Festival.

“The Tale of Four” chronicles the narrative of four black women, all who bear the same name as the women Simone mentions in her song, in pursuit of love, redemption, or identity.

“We just all tried to be really truthful to what Nina was saying,” Sidibe said. “We were trying to be truthful to the people in my life who raised me that I saw in each of those women.” See more here.

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