Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Two Upcoming Buzzed About Films from Black Directors

I’ve been hearing (really reading) a lot about two upcoming films by black directors and as their release dates are vastly/fastly approaching I will present them below in order of their release date.

First up is SHAME (2011)

Left, movie poster for Shame, Right, director Steve McQueen
The film from British director and co-writer Steve McQueen, stars Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan. Below is the synopsis.
In New York City, Brandon's carefully cultivated private life -- which allows him to indulge his sexual addiction -- is disrupted when his sister Cissy arrives unannounced for an indefinite stay. - IMDb
The film Releases in the United States
December 2, 2011

You can see the Official Website here  and see the trailer below


Last, but not least is PARIAH (2011)

Left, movie poster for Pariah, Right director Dee Rees
 The film written and directed by Dee Rees,stars Adepero Oduye, Kim Wayans and Charles Parnell. Below is the synopsis.
A Brooklyn teenager juggles conflicting identities and risks friendship, heartbreak, and family in a desperate search for sexual expression. - IMDb
The film Releases in the United States
December 28, 2011

The film will initially open across select theaters in Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco, but will expand soon after throughout the winter."-Shadow & Act

You can see the Official Website here  and see the trailer below

February 2012
I have reviewed Pariah here

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