Thanks Beyonce: 'Daughters of the Dust' To Be Re-Released In Theaters After Inspiring 'Lemonade' Visual

The restored version of Daughters of the Dust is set to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on May 20.

A historic film about a courageous family of Black women who made their way to America from the Sea Islands is headed back to theaters.

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'Daughters of the Dust' is a powerful story that made history back in 1991 as the first feature film directed by an African-American woman to be released in U.S. theaters. The film recently became a topic of discussion yet again following the debut of Beyonce's 'Lemonade' short film, which features visuals that are widely-speculated to have been inspired by the imagery seen in 'Daughters of the Dust.'

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In honor of the movie's 25th anniversary this year, The Cohen Media Group acquired the rights to release a restored version of the film in theaters, according to THR.

Director Julie Dash says she's excited that the film will have the opportunity to resonate with a new generation. “I’m excited about the restoration of 'Daughters of the Dust' being made available to the public and delighted to have the opportunity to engage with a new generation of people who have never seen the film,” she said in a statement.

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The restored version of 'Daughters of the Dust' is set to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on May 20.

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