With $1300 in her savings account, Natasha Bowens left a comfortable and respectable non-profit job to become a farmer in upstate New York.
Jade Bryan’s next feature film will break every formula that Hollywood says makes a successful black movie. It’s not a comedy. It doesn’t star a man in drag as a fast-talking, neck-rolling, gun-toting grandma. And it doesn’t beat you-over-the-head with a message.
Meet the Chicago filmmaker who would throw pie in the face of Hollywood’s efforts to gentrify the black experience.