‘Free in Deed’: AFI Fest Review

‘Free in Deed’: AFI Fest Review »

"Inspired by news reports of an ill-fated faith healing, Free in Deed plunges headlong into the storefront churches that occupy a central role in its characters’ marginalized lives. David Harewood and Edwina Findley, the only trained actors in a compelling cast of non-pros, deliver harrowing performances as a self-styled healer and the desperate mother who seeks his help for her tormented son." - Read more...

Venice Film Review: ‘Free in Deed

Venice Film Review: ‘Free in Deed »

"Superb, skin-prickling performance.. with Findley utterly wrenching as a dedicated mother pushed to frank irrationality by others’ negligence. The pic's visual texture calls to mind earlier works by Ava DuVernay - whose 2012 breakthrough "Middle of Nowhere," as it happens, demonstrated the concentrated power of actress Edwina Findley." - Read more...

Review: Faith Found and Lost in ‘Free in Deed’

Review: Faith Found and Lost in ‘Free in Deed’ »

"Ms. Dickerson draws you to her slowly and inevitably with hopeful smiles, glints of panic and fear; her tears dribble and then cascade but are always earned. Like Mr. Harewood (from TV’s “Homeland”), Ms. Dickerson (“The Wire”) is one of a legion of very fine performers working in television who deserve to be in more movies." - Read more...

Edwina Findley-Dickerson Turns to God as Her Career Compass

Edwina Findley-Dickerson Turns to God as Her Career Compass »

Being open to nudity is that detail that could give an actress an extra nudge on her quest to getting noticed. Some women take it, while others make sure it’s completely off the table. Edwina Findley-Dickerson, of OWN’s If Loving You Is Wrong, admitted that as a young actress, the offer to do a nude role came with a higher paycheck than her other opportunities. - Read more...

ACTRESS EDWINA FINDLEY-DICKERSON ON BALANCING CAREER, FAMILY AND FAITH

ACTRESS EDWINA FINDLEY-DICKERSON ON BALANCING CAREER, FAMILY AND FAITH »

As women, we are equipped to endure the greatest pain imaginable in order to give birth to new life. This miracle of endurance and physical transformation is an innate trait that we have relied on generation after generation to continue to existence on this planet. - Read more...