The director discusses the Cynthia Erivo backlash and why we need more films that deal with slavery.
The British actor had not been a popular choice, especially considering past comments about American Blacks.
The "Rebel-a-Thon" included Julie Dash and Amma Asante.
I'll admit that I was surprised when Jacob Latimore burst into song early into Kasi Lemmons' Black Nativity. I went into the screening having only the vaguest knowledge of the cast and the director, and no one had mentioned that it was a musical.