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Icons & Innovators: Gina Prince-Bythewood and Reggie Rock Bythewood

Friday May 19 2017 • 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Gina Prince-Bythewood and Reggie Bythewood

Overview

In the tradition of legendary artists and activists Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee, writer/director Gina Prince-Bythewood (“Love and Basketball,” “Beyond the Lights,” “The Secret Life of Bees”) and her husband, writer/director Reggie Rock Bythewood (“Get on the Bus,” “Dancing in September”), have created ground-breaking films that explore the universal themes of love, loss, ambition and longing through the lens of the contemporary African-American experience. 

Their latest joint project is the limited series “Shots Fired” on Fox, which examines the dangerous aftermath of two racially charged shootings in a small Southern town, providing an explosive autopsy of our criminal justice system. 

Susan Fales-Hill hosts the young auteurs for a series finale screening and discussion of their decades-long artistic collaboration. They’ll also explore the role of film and television in addressing the racial chasm in America today and the state of social justice. 

About Icons & Innovators 

Author and award-winning television writer and producer Susan Fales-Hill hosts a series of in-depth interviews in The Greene Space with groundbreaking thinkers and artists whose work has shaped our cultural landscape — as well as the next generation who will define its future.

Event Details

1 hour and 30 minutes
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