Fri June 18, 2021 6:00 PM

Crafting a Character: THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD - Virtual Q&A


YouTube premier of virtual conversation with star Thuso Mbedu, editor Joi McMillon, cinematographer James Laxton, costume designer Caroline Eselin, hair designer Lawrence Davis, and makeup designer Doniella Davy. The panelists join moderator Beandrea July in a discussion of how each creative department brought the character of Cora to life.

Screeners for full series available for AC members with RSVP. 

Crafting a Character: THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD - Virtual Q&A


Based  on  the  Pulitzer  Prize-winning  novel  by  Colson  Whitehead, THE UNDERGROUND chronicles Cora  Randall’s  (newcomer  Thuso  Mbedu)  desperate  bid  for  freedom  in  the  antebellum  South.  After escaping a Georgia plantation for the rumored Underground Railroad, Cora discovers no mere metaphor, but an actual railroad full of engineers and conductors, and a secret network of tracks and tunnels beneath the Southern soil. Award-winning filmmaker Barry Jenkins serves as showrunner and directs all ten episodes of the limited series.

DISTRIBUTOR: Amazon Studios


FORMAT: Streaming