First screened in April 2019
Director: Nia DaCosta. Cast: Tessa Thompson, Lily James, James Badge Dale, Lance Reddick, Luke Kirby, Charlie Ray Reid, Brandon Potter, Elizabeth Maxwell, Max Hartman. Screenplay: Nia DaCosta. Twitter Capsule:
Worthy themes and some sharp moments, but direction and script don't rise to the story's potential. Lead actors vague.
Though clearly reflecting earnest engagement with specific concerns, it feels like a junior varsity entry in the Frozen River/Winter's Bone leagues.