SocietEye: Third Annual Split Screens Festival
Over the weekend, IFC presented its third annual Split Screens Festival in New York City. Last night, June 2nd, the festival continued with the premiering of episodes for and/or discussions of OWN’s Queen Sugar, NBC’s The Good Place, CBS All Access’ The Twilight Zone, and AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead.
Season four of Queen Sugar premiered at the Split Screens Festival, and actors Dawn-Lyen Gardner, Kofi Siriboe, and Rutina Wesley, as well as showrunner and episode writer Anthony Sparks and producing director and episode director Cheryl Dunye, discussed the series with the Festival’s co-creative director, Matt Zoller Seitz.
After that, The Good Place actor William Jackson Harper and Festival co-creative director Melanie McFarland had a close-up conversation about the beloved series following a screening of the season four finale episode.
The Twilight Zone actress Sanaa Lathan and screenwriter Selwyn Seyfu Hinds also sat down with McFarland following a screening of the stunning black-and-white episode of the series, “Replay.”
Actor Keegan-Michael Key attended the Festival’s exclusive sneak preview screening of the season one finale of Cinemax’s fan favorite series Warrior.
The evening closed with a live screening of the Fear the Walking Dead season five premiere, and cast member Colman Domingo and others also joined Seitz to break down the premiere episode and what is to come this season.