It is garnering incredible (and well-deserved) media attention--from the New York Times:
Peeling Back the Layers of Black Indie Film
"A story of emotional distress and creative striving among the black intelligentsia, with the wobbly marriage of a painter and a philosophy professor at its center, the film casts a highly individual spell. Driven as much by mood and setting as by plot, it follows the main couple, Sara (Seret Scott) and Victor (Bill Gunn), from the busyness of New York to the pastoral calm of the town upstate where they take a house for the summer. Victor is enchanted by the natural beauty and the local beauties, one of whom becomes his model and muse. Sara, meanwhile, agrees to appear in a student film alongside a charismatic actor (Duane Jones) whose deep voice and enigmatic utterances fascinate her."
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|Lead Actress Seret Scott|
After the screening, there was a Q&A with the filmmakers--Seret Scott (the lead actress), Ronald Gray (co-producer and cinematographer--Ronald was also Plainfield filmmaker Alrick Brown's cinematography professor at NYU), and Nina Collins (Kathleen Collins's daughter, who rescued her mother's legacy and helped get the film into distribution). All spoke passionately about the difficulty black filmmakers have getting their projects produced--this issue remains a travesty.
|Cinematographer Ronald K. Gray|