“The film acts as an archive of this family of Black artists that lived, survived, thrived and loved in New York,” says the award-winning director.
"We have to, as Black women, continue to stand by each other. I don't know that I would've made this film if it wasn't for Lena," she says.
"I'm here because of Black women."
The famed director passed away Monday after suffering a stroke. He was 51.