‘Harriet’ Filmmaker Kasi Lemmons on Directing: ‘You Have to Really Want It’

Kasi Lemmons made her directorial debut in 1997 with the much-praised “Eve’s Bayou,” which has since been cited as an influence on Beyoncé’s “Lemonade” and Ava DuVernay’s “Queen Sugar.” And yet, when “Harriet, her upcoming biopic about the civil rights abolitionist Harriet Tubman, is released on Nov. 1, it will be only the fifth movie…

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