The Church Lady’s Review of “Harriet”

The Church Lady was in the building at the US premiere of Harriet, and Chile it was Phenomenal!

In short, Harriet is a film of true faith.  I felt like shouting a few times! Co-written and directed by Kasi Lemmons (Eve’s Bayou) and Gregory Allen Howard, the filmed focused on Harriet Tubman’s life as she traversed from the woods of her Dorsey, Maryland Plantation to the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, her city of freedom. Harriet is truly a must-see movie. It portrays our history and, quite frankly, our strength for the fight of our freedom.

During the red carpet interview, Kasi Lemmons called Harriet Tubman, our superhero, a superhero who belongs to all of us and hinted that viewers would be encouraged after the film to access a little bit of Harriet’s strength and force of will.

The screening was held at The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC, and everybody was there. Cynthia Erivo who played Harriet, Tina Wyatt, the great-great-niece of Tubman who was excited about seeing the movie for the first time, Jennifer Nettles, who plays the slave owner, Leslie Odom Jr, who plays William Still, who if you’re black, you definitely need to know his name and his contribution to the fight for freedom, and Vanessa Bell Calloway who walked passed us on the carpet chile, but it’s all good.

HARRIET will not disappoint, the movie is centered around her faith and the journey she took where she allowed God to lead her through, her family, her encounters with hatred and racism and how she was determined to overcome them, come hell or high water. You will learn two new things that are not taught about The Underground Railroad and Harriet Tubman’s life. I wish I could tell all, but I can’t spill the beans.

But, I can give you a little sneak peek of what I witnessed last night, not only is Cynthia Erivo ad gifted actress but also an extremely talented musical artist who co-wrote. Stand Up, the original song written by Joshuah Brian Campbell & Cynthia Erivo for Harriet check it out above.

HARRIET will be in theaters on November 1st nationwide, check out thechurchladyblogs coverage of the event here.

then, go get tickets here