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Flint is a 2017 television drama film based on the Flint water crisis in Flint, Michigan. Directed by Bruce Beresford, it premiered on Lifetime on October 28, 2017.[1] The film stars Queen Latifah, Betsy Brandt, Jill Scott, and Marin Ireland. The film or its cast have been nominated for three Image Awards,[2], a Critics' Choice Television Award and a Primetime Emmy Award.

Flint Lifetime film poster.jpg
Written byBarbara Stepansky
Directed byBruce Beresford
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Running time120 minutes
Production company(s)Sony Pictures Television
DistributorLifetime Television
Original release
  • October 28, 2017 (2017-10-28)
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In January 2017, the singer and actress Cher announced plans to produce and star in a film about a fictional Flint woman dealing with the water crisis and how it affects her family.[3] Cher dropped out of the project in March, citing a "serious family issue" as the cause.[4] Queen Latifah and Jill Scott were later cast in the film. Latifah's production company Flavor Unit Entertainment and her partner Shakim Compere also produced the film.[5] Lyndie Greenwood later joined the cast.[6] It is based on the Time Magazine cover story "The Poisoning of an American City".[5] It premiered on October 28, 2017.[7] Primary filming locations took place in Toronto, Ontario and Hamilton, Ontario playing Hamilton City Hall as the city hall for Flint.



  1. ^ Saraiya, Sonia (27 October 2017). "TV Review: Lifetime's 'Flint' Starring Queen Latifah". Variety.
  2. ^ "NAACP Image Awards: 'Marshall,' 'Get Out,' 'Girls Trip' Dominate Film Nominations". The Hollywood Reporter. 20 November 2017. Retrieved 9 December 2017.
  3. ^ Cher to Star in Lifetime’s Flint Water Crisis TV Movie Variety, January 5, 2017
  4. ^ Elizabeth, Elizabeth Wagmeister (March 24, 2017). "Cher Drops Out of Lifetime's Flint Water Crisis Movie, Citing 'Serious Family Issue'". Retrieved March 27, 2017.
  5. ^ a b Queen Latifah, Jill Scott To Star In Lifetime’s Film On Flint Water Crisis Vibe, April 15, 2017
  6. ^ Lyndie Greenwood cast opposite Queen Latifah in Lifetime movie 'Flint' The Flint Journal via, April 27, 2017
  7. ^ Preview released of "Flint" movie premiering on Lifetime Oct. 28 WJRT-TV (ABC 12), September 25, 2017
  8. ^ THR Staff (20 November 2017). "NAACP Image Awards: 'Marshall,' 'Get Out,' 'Girls Trip' Dominate Film Nominations". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 20 November 2017.
  9. ^ Tapley, Kristopher (January 11, 2018). "'Shape of Water,' 'Big Little Lies,' 'Handmaid's Tale' Top Critics' Choice Awards". Variety. Retrieved January 19, 2018.
  10. ^ " list of 2018 Nominees & Winners". Retrieved July 14, 2018.

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