Netflix Nabs Yance Ford’s ‘Strong Island’; Sundance Doc Traces History Of A Murder

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Netflix has acquired worldwide rights to Strong Island, Yance Ford's documentary that premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and set to screen Sunday at New York’s New Directors/New Films fest. The film will launch globally on Netflix and in limited theatrical release this fall. In Strong Island, Ford chronicles his family’s history from the Jim Crow South to the presumed safety of New York’s middle class suburbs, where the 1992 murder of the director’s brother…