The LA Film Festival has officially announced that on the eve of the launch of Season 2 Queen Sugar, the Festival will host a premiere of the first episode of Season 2 and hold a conversation with Ava DuVernay and the female directors of Queen Sugar, on June 19 at 7:30 pm at LACMA.
The LA Film Festival takes place June 14 – June 22, 2017 headquartered at ArcLight Cinemas Culver City, with additional screenings at ArcLight Hollywood and ArcLight Santa Monica and more. Festival passes are on sale now at lafilmfestival.com. The full lineup for the 2017 LA Film Festival will be announced on Tuesday, May 9.
Queen Sugar is set to debut its second season on June 20 and June 21 in a two-night premiere on OWN. The double-feature is similar to its freshman debut.
Based on Natalie Baszile’s 2014 novel of the same name, Queen Sugar stars Rutina Wesley Dawn-Lyen Gardner and Kofi Siriboe and follows three very different siblings trying to honor their father’s legacy and resurrect his rural Louisiana farm. The first season finale of Queen Sugar brought in 2.76 million views, making it one of the most popular cable telecasts for women on Wednesday nights!
In addition to Siriboe, Wesley and Gardner as the Bordelon siblings, the cast includes Tina Lifford, Omar J. Dorsey, Dondré T. Whitfield, Timon Kyle Durrett, Nicholas L. Ashe and Ethan Hutchison. Along with Winfrey and DuVernay, Monica Macer is also an EP on the Warner Horizon Scripted Television produced series.