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Octavia Spencer can weather 'Black and White' clouds, shine elsewhere
Octavia Spencer can weather 'Black and White' clouds, shine elsewhere

It's a warm day, not yet 24 hours after "Black and White's" afternoon premiere at the city's annual film festival, and one of its stars, Octavia Spencer, emerges from the doorway — a study in black and white, warm and cool. Black stilettos, black jeans, flowy black-and-white top, sleeves like gossamer wings tipped in royal blue. Not a statement, she assures, about fashion or the film, but chosen for comfort. The smile is infectious, unstudied familiar, having worked its way into a growing number of films and the hearts of a growing number of fans. The clothes and the attitude represent a pragmatist's approach. It will likely serve her well in the...

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