A Prayer Before Dawn
A Prayer Before Dawn will put you through the wringer and eventually make you glad you went.
Odie "Odienator" Henderson has spent almost 30 years working in Information Technology. He runs the blogs Big Media Vandalism and Tales of Odienary Madness. Read his answers to our Movie Love Questionnaire here.
A lover of film noir, musicals, Blaxploitation, bad art and good trash, Odie has been a Far Flung Correspondent since 2011. He has written for Slant Magazine's The House Next Door blog since 2006. He is the troublemaker responsible for the annual Black History Mumf series at Big Media Vandalism. His work has also appeared at MovieMezzanine, Movies Without Pity, Salon, and of course, here at RogerEbert.com.
In 2013, Odie entered the world of film festival programming, presenting 9 movies at the Off Plus Camera Film Festival in Krakow, Poland.
Based in the NYC area, Odie enjoys writing code almost as much as he enjoys writing prose. Something is wrong with that guy.
The RogerEbert.com staff pick for Best Foreign Language Film.
Odie Henderson went to TIFF 2014 and shares his favorites from this year's fest, along with a glimpse of what's it like on the ground at a fest like Toronto.
An obituary for the legendary star of stage and screen, Elaine Stritch.
An interview with Steve James, the director of Hoop Dreams, The Interrupters, and Life Itself.
An appreciation of Prince's "Purple Rain" as it comes up on its 30th anniversary.
Odie Henderson launches our coverage of Oscar Memories from some of our most notable contributors.
Odie Henderson champions Chiwetel Ejiofor as the Best Actor of 2013.
A sensational look at Stephen Sondheim's career through the lens of six songs.