[TheYBF] Academy Award winner Mo’Nique and Isaiah Washington return to the big screen in the explosive family drama “Blackbird”. Watch the trailer insiide…
Looks like Mo’Nique is finally getting back to her calling…which is not acting as host of “Love & Hip Hop” reunion shows.
She’s starring in “Blackbird”, a film by Patrick-Ian Polk, debuts next week at the Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) in Los Angeles, CA, and tells the story of a talented teenage singer struggling with religion and sexuality in a small Southern Baptist town.
Here’s an official synopsis:
Blackbird tells the story of 17-year-old Randy Rousseau, a devout high school choir boy struggling to come of age in the small religiously conservative Mississippi town he calls home. Randy juggles his role as star of the church choir with facing the everyday trials of life as a high school misfit- a misfit plagued by eerie visions and premonitions. Complicating matters, his little sister has gone missing and his parents have subsequently split up, leaving him to care for his heartbroken mother, Claire. When Claire discovers a shocking secret her son has been hiding, she blames him for the disappearance of his sister. Randy’s father, Lance, who has been keeping a watchful eye on his broken family, steps in to give his son a hand as he struggles to make the difficult transition into manhood.
The film brings together Academy Award winner Mo’Nique and Isaiah Washington (who both serve are producers)Terrell Tilford, Gary L. Gray, Kevin Allesee, Torrey Laamar, Nikki Jane and D. Woods.
The film was shot on location in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. It will make its World Premiere as the Closing Night film at the Pan African Film Festival (PAFF), screening twice on Sunday, February 16 at 6pm and again at 7pm.