An episode of “Queen Sugar,” the groundbreaking television drama that airs on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), will be screened at CSU Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) on Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. followed by a discussion with the show’s director Shaz Bennett and writer Mike Flynn. The screening is hosted by CSUDH’s Hollywood by the Horns program.
“Queen Sugar” is co-executive produced by Oprah Winfrey and Ava Duvernay, the director of the 2014 movie “Selma” who hired only women independent film directors for “Queen Sugar” who have never worked in the episodic television form, which has changed the game in the industry for women filmmakers, according to Filmmaker Magazine.
Set in Louisiana, “Queen Sugar” chronicles the lives of the estranged Bordelon siblings: Nova (Rutina Wesley), a worldly-wise journalist and activist; Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner), the savvy wife and manager of a professional basketball star; and Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe), a formerly incarcerated young father in search of redemption.
“Queen Sugar,” which has announced its fourth season, is based on the novel of the same name by Natalie Baszile. It premiered on OWN in September 2016.
For more information about the “Queen Sugar” screening and discussion contact Professor Virginia Eames at firstname.lastname@example.org.