Shawn's favorite film from the 2019 Atlanta Film Festival was Ruckus and Lane Skye's excellent thriller The Devil to Pay starring Danielle Deadwyler. (The film will be playing at drive-in theaters starting October 2nd, and will be available on VOD starting October 6th). Danielle's performance was phenomenal, but Shawn wouldn't get the chance to tell her until one whole year later - as in RIGHT NOW.
In this Between Takes episode, Danielle joins Shawn to discuss her career (which includes amazing performances in Watchmen and the upcoming Station Eleven series) and her experimental short film CHOR(E)S, which premiered at the 2020 Atlanta Film Festival. They chat about Danielle's love of Jodorowsky and how this film is a deeply personal expression of the Black woman and the role of the Black mother in particular.