Detroit and Filmmaker Janicza Bravo | Slate The director talks about her “weird” new movie Lemon, directing Atlanta’s “Juneteenth” episode, and challenging what it means to be a black female filmmaker.



On this episode of Represent, Aisha Harris talks Janicza Bravo, about her new movie Lemon, challenging what it means to be a black female filmmaker, and directing that great episode of Atlanta, “Juneteenth.” Also, Slate’s chief political correspondent, Jamelle Bouie, joins us for the second week in a row, to discuss Kathryn Bigelow’s Detroit.


Image courtesy of Luke Fontana | Photo Credit

Image courtesy of Luke Fontana | Photo Credit


DETROIT (2017) | FILM, U.S.

Detroit is a 2017 American period crime drama film directed by Kathryn Bigelow and written by Mark Boal. Based on the Algiers Motel incident during Detroit’s 1967 12th Street Riot, the film’s release commemorated the 50th anniversary of the event. The film stars John Boyega, Will Poulter, Algee Smith, Jason Mitchell, John Krasinski and Anthony Mackie.

Detroit premiered at the Fox Theatre in the titular city on July 25, 2017, and began a limited theatrical release on July 28, 2017, before opening wide on August 4, 2017. The film received positive reviews from critics, with praise for Bigelow’s direction, Boal’s script and the performances of Poulter and Smith. (Wikipedia).