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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
Flint Lifetime film poster.jpg
Written byBarbara Stepansky
Directed byBruce Beresford
Starring
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Production
Running time120 minutes
Production company(s)Sony Pictures Television
DistributorLifetime Television
Release
Original release
  • October 28, 2017 (2017-10-28)
External links
Website

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ProductionEdit

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.

ReceptionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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'". www.variety.com. 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 MLive.com, 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. ^ "Emmys.com list of 2018 Nominees & Winners". Retrieved July 14, 2018.

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