Why I Make the Movies I Make

December 3, 2014 3:15 PM

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After the first preview audience screening of Love & Basketball a 17-year-old Black boy said, "The movie taught me how to love." Fourteen years later, after the first preview audience screening of Beyond the Lights, a 17-year-old Black boy said, "I didn't really believe in hope and love before but this movie changed me." That is why I make movies. Movies have power. Power to impact society and the choices we make. I want to entertain, but I also want to say something to the world.

I love movies. And I dig a great love story -- the kind that wrecks me, then builds me back up and leaves me inspired. I write what I want to see. I wanted to make a love story with two people of color in the lead. Not a romantic comedy. A love story. Beyond the Lights took incredible fight to get m...

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