Great artists create and seem to leave their mark on the world. 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.
On Friday, May 19, 2017, the two were in NYC to talk about 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.
The Icons & Innovators series is hold at The Greene Space in NYC. 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.