Last weekend during the Sundance Film Festival, Mary J. Blige made an appearance at the Stella Artios Filmmaker Lounge. The Grammy award-winning singer was there in support of her latest film project, Mudbound.  Also in attendance was the film’s cast and crew including Rob Morgan (Daredevil/Luke Cage), Jason Mitchell (Straight Out of Compton) along with the film’s director Dee Rees.

Mudbound is a film about two families, one black and one white, in 1940s Mississippi. After returning home from World War II, two men begin working on a farm in rural Mississippi where they struggle to deal with racism and adjusting to life after war.

In the film, Mary J Blige plays the character of Florence. According to Variety, Florence is left to tend to the cotton crops with her long-suffering husband Hap (Rob Morgan) while their son Ronsel (Jason Mitchell) joins the all-black 761st Tank Batallion.

Ronsel will become jaded by his war efforts. His character feel as though being black isn’t a factor and even begin a romance with a sweet German woman. Unfortunately, their love affair will haunt him later on.

Directed by Dee Rees, Mudbound is co-written by Virgil Williams. The script is an adaptation of a novel of the same name written by Hillary Jordan.

Check out a few photos from the event:


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