3 New Diaspora Films Open In Theaters This Weekend ('Big Words,' 'Iceberg,' 'La Playa')

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by Tambay A. Obenson
July 19, 2013 1:07 PM
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YaYa Alafia & Dorain Missick

Unfortunately, none of them is opening wide enough to reach every single one of you, but if those of you who are lucky enough to have any of these films open at a theater near you do your job, and fill the seats, each has the potential to travel even further. 

Although two of them are already schedule to expand into wider release in successive weeks, anyway.

AFFRM's multi-platform distribution label ARRAY will open Neil Drumming's Slamdance 2013 Official Selection dramedy Big Words, today, Friday, July 19, in New York City and Los Angeles, which will be followed by playdates during successive weeks, via AFFRM partners: ImagenationUrbanworld Film Festival, BronzeLens Film FestivalReelBlack Film Series, Langston Hughes Film FestivalHoward University’s Parallel Film Collective and Houston Museum of African-American Culture. 

The Brooklyn-set Big Words centers on members of a once-promising hip-hop group, now in their late 30's, struggling with regret, disappointment and change, set against the backdrop of Election Night, 2008 - when Barack Obama was elected.

The film stars Dorian MissickYaya AlafiaGbenga AkinnagbeDarien Sills-EvansZachary Booth and Jean Grae. 

Read Vanessa's review HERE and Jasmin's interview with Neil Drumming HERE.

Below you'll find the film's release schedule, including exact dates and locations.

Trailer below:




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  • James Madison | July 19, 2013 11:55 PMReply

    Big Words had a big turnout tonight. The audience reaction(s) were very enthusiastic throughout the feature. Also there was a q&a with the director and most of the cast.

    I am still processing my thoughts on the film, but overall, the acting performances were very engaging. So far so good with Indie films. I saw 20 Feet from Stardom just yesterday, before it left. Next up is Fruitvale Station.

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