During the Q&A portion of the closing keynote conversation with Dee Rees at the Film Independent Forum, an aspiring filmmaker stepped up to the microphone and, through tears, expressed gratitude to the acclaimed director for being a black lesbian director that others can look up to. After pouring her heart out to the filmmaker, she asked, “Will you be my mentor?”
Genuinely touched, Rees was gracious for her kind words and smiled, “Well, now I have to say yes in front of…
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