The voice of New York, Angie Martinez, and Netflix invited The Knockturnal for an intimate (advanced) screening of Dee Rees’ critically-acclaimed Mudbound. 
 
The press filled theatre both laughed and whimpered throughout the post-WWII Southern plotted film. All the while, awaiting the evening’s highlight, a Q&A moment with Queen of Hip-Hop/Soul turned small screen starlet, Mary J. Blige. Mudbound has swept awards across 2017 film festivals, including the Austin Film Festival’s Audience Award, the Gotham Awards’ Best Ensemble Performance Award, Mill Valley Film Festival’s Overall Favorite Award, and a Breakthrough Actress Award for Mary J. Blige.
 
The film’s illustration of inhumane prejudice, budding friendships, rural living hardships, and progressive farming entrepreneurial aspirations– offers a tough-to-swallow (yet enlightening) take on America’s ugly history. Angie Martinez sat with her longtime friend Mary J. Blige to discuss preparing for Mudbound, behind the scenes action, juggling filming and personal obstacles, as well as, her message to viewers. Check out the icons’ conversation at Manhattan’s beloved Neuehouse Madison Square on Thursday, 11/16.
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