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Day: May 2, 2017

The Film That Inspired Beyoncé’s Lemonade, ‘Daughters of the Dust’ Gets BFI Restoration & Release Date

Julie Dash’s Daughters of the Dust is a poignant portrait of three generations of Gullah women (descendants of West African slaves) at the turn of the 20th century. One of the main creative inspirations for the historical imagery in Beyoncé’s recent celebrated visual album Lemonade, which has brought it renewed attention and critical acclaim, this beautiful, powerful drama was newly restored last year. Screened at the BFI London Film Festival in October, it will be released by the BFI on 2 June 2017 in selected cinemas UK-wide, and at BFI Southbank as part of Unbound: Visions of the Black...

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