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

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act July 19, 2013 at 1:07PM

3 New Diaspora Films Open In Theaters This Weekend ('Big Words,' 'Iceberg,' 'La Playa')
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YaYa Alafia & Dorain Missick
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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