Fear, Racial Tension Fuel 'Supremacy,' Alum Danny Glover's New Film

Tuesday, February 03, 2015
SACRAMENTO BEE -- Sacramento filmmaker Deon Taylor knew “Supremacy” would be provocative. But he did not want it to veer into bad taste. So he looked to Danny Glover, who plays the terrorized family’s senior member, for feedback during the film’s shoot in the San Fernando Valley. “Lethal Weapon” star Glover, 68, brought history and context to the film’s set, Taylor said. As student activist in the 1960s at San Francisco State University, Glover produced a 2011 documentary about the Black Panthers. His insight into the film’s racially charged subject matter was vital, Taylor said. “He would say, ‘Let’s think about this scene — You might want to pull back here,’” Taylor said of Glover. “He actually was a barometer of what we can and cannot do.”