Stonewall Cinema Club – Invites you to “The Woman King”
This Sunday, Stonewall Democratic Club goes to the movies! We will be meeting up to see “The Woman King.” Members, friends, and family are all welcome to join.
Summary: “The Woman King” which just opened today, is a $50 million action epic, set in 1820s West Africa, and follows the all-female army of the Kingdom of Dahomey. Made largely by women and featuring an almost completely Black cast, it’s powerfully unlike anything Hollywood has ever produced. And just as much as “The Woman King” dramatizes the fierce fighting of the Agojie, the film represents its own struggle.
“Fighting for actors. Fighting for the director. You have to fight for the writer,” Viola Davis, lead actress and the film’s producer, said in an interview at the Toronto International Film Festival. “Years and years and years go by and you’re still fighting. You’re fighting for the budget. You’re fighting for even the commercial aspects of the story. You’re fighting for your hair. Fight. Fight. Fight.”