September 9 Queen premieres at Toronto International Film Festival , “We love you, Viola!” and “Thank you, Viola” can be heard many times in Roy Thomson Hall.
“I wanted to do [Cecily] Miss Tyson for young black girls when I was 7,” Davis said after the film. “She was the embodiment of the dream, and she came to me through a broken TV in a rundown apartment in Central Falls, Rhode Island. What she brought to me cannot be quantified in words.”
The Sony movie that will be released in September is in 18 and 56 centuries in the West African kingdom of Dahomey. The group’s general, Naniska (Davis), must train a new generation of fighters to fight an increasingly rampant enemy.
Lynch, Sheila Artim and Tuso Mbedu brandish machetes and throw spears.
Davis’s compliments also came from stage star John Boyega talking about receiving about The Woman King, said, “It felt like a call to action.” He added, “I didn’t recognize the face of my career. I didn’t know much about acting, and I didn’t like it as much as I used to.”
Lynch thanked director Gina Prince-Byswood, saying, “I want to thank you for seeing me and seeing different parts of me that many filmmakers don’t see It doesn’t happen often.”
Davies made Queen with Cathy Shulman and Maria Bello via their JuVee production banner
. She has long called the film her “big book.”
I allow myself to be defined by the naysayers,” Davis told the audience before the screening. “A lot of times, you allow other people to define you, and in 18 when I realized I could define myself.
As soon as these words came out, the audience burst into more applause, and the people behind the theater shouted again “I love you, Viola!” The Oscar winner responded: “I love you too. ”