We’ve loved Gina Prince Bythewood since 2000 because she brought us one of our favorite movies of all time, “Love & Basketball.” Now the writer is back with another film that we’re sure will be a classic as well, and this time around the story is much more personal. “Beyond The Lights,” starring Nate Parker and Gugu Mbatha-Raw, hits theaters next Friday, November 14, and when we chatted with Bythewood about what it took to make the movie she told us it actually was inspired by her birth story which wasn’t a very pleasant one at all. Check out our inspirational chat with Bythewood in the video above, as she talks about making Hollywood execs see her vision for this film and refusing to take no for an answer.

 

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