Stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Nate Parker, Producers Stephanie Allain, Amar’e Stoudemire and Reggie Rock Bythewood, Writer/Director Gina Prince-Bythewood and editor Terilyn A. Shropshire participated in a no-holds-barred conversation about the film at SVA for almost an hour. Below are highlights from the conversation, which has been condensed and edited.

Kudos to Relativity. Mr. Amar’e Stoudemire how did you get involved in the project?

Amar’e: I work hand in hand with Relativity. It’s a company that I work with. When they called me about this film, I read the script and then once I read the script and realized it was going to be a very very inspirational film. Once I came to that conclusion, I flew into L.A to be on set, and I saw operations working and I thought this is something that I really want to be involved in. So that’s how I got involved.

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