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Femme Filmmakers Festival: Beyond the Lights

DAY NINE Thursday 15th September 2016 (all-day event)

Film: Beyond the Lights

Femme Filmmaker: Gina Prince-Bythewood

Beyond the Lights was the other half of the Gugu Mbatha-Raw breakthrough combo of 2014 (the other being Belle, also directed by a woman). Gina Prince-Bythewood’s romantic drama also features Minnie Driver, Nate Parker, and Danny Glover (who also played alongside Mbatha-Raw in the TV drama Touch). A story of ambition and success, and how independence and love make the whole journey a see-saw one.
Cast: Gugu Mbatha-Raw; Minnie Driver; Nate Parker; Danny Glover; Colson “MGK” Baker

Screenwriter: Gina Prince-Bythewood
Cinematographer: Tami Reiker
Editor: Terilyn A. Shropshire
Distributor: Relativity Media
Duration: 116 minutes
Country: United States

Online Availability
Click for links. Other sources available online if you look hard enough.

Netflix US — free
Amazon US — $4.99
TalkTalk TV — £6.99
Amazon UK — £9.99
YouTube — £7.99
Google Play — £7.99


Once again, if you reside in America you’re laughing, anywhere else you are scrabbling for a stream or rummaging through your purses. Though £6.99 to pay for a film to watch in the comfort of your own home (or office) is not too bad. Should you want to give this one a miss (you bunch of Scrooges) then feel free to check back on today’s suggestions as posted yesterday. Comments and shares always welcome of course.

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Here’s the trailer, see you tomorrow:


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