Lee will compete for the Palme d’Or at Cannes next month with the film, which stars John David Washington and Adam Driver.
The star of Hulu’s acclaimed drama explained how being an executive producer gave her the ability to not just speak out for herself, but her fellow actors.
The American filmmaker also defended himself from attacks in the country’s conservative press.
AT&T and Tribeca Film Festival’s Untold Stories has unveiled the first film from its unorthodox funding experiment aimed at elevating diverse stories.
Cinema’s mightiest box office franchise owes an awful lot to actors twice as often recognized by the Emmys than the Oscars.