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ABFF 2012 Preview: Short Film Selection "Busted On Brigham Lane"

by Cynthia Reid
May 20, 2012 5:24 PM
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After successfully raising money for her short Busted On Brigham Lane last year, filmmaker Talibah L. Newman's film is now a finalist in the American Black Film Festival's HBO short film competition.

I posted last year about her desire to explore familial relationships with her work and her latest project does just that as a synopsis for the film states..."A young girl seeks to reconcile her relationship with her estranged father before her 18th birthday and discovers a world she could have never imagined."

The cast includes Susan Heyward along with Pernell Walker and Rob Morgan, co-stars of the award-winning drama Pariah.

Currently attending Columbia University’s MFA program for film directing, Newman (pictured below) has a number of projects in the works including a documentary titled Hair Once SacredThe film will chronicle the life work and activism of her mother, a natural hair care stylist in Dallas, Texas who was arrested for practicing the ancestral art of hair braiding.

For info on the ABFF, which takes place June 20-23 in Miami, go HERE.  You can learn more about Newman HERE and join the Busted On Brigham Lane Facebook page HERE.

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  • Jeremy | May 21, 2012 5:15 PMReply


  • BluTopaz | May 20, 2012 6:09 PMReply

    I don't want to have knee jerk reactions when it comes to the work of other people, when it's obvious their intentions are earnest. This video does not explain as much as Cynthia's synopsis--is it a trailer? And the music is waaaay too loud. It could be a well done film though, good luck to her.

  • black | May 20, 2012 7:21 PM

    i agree.

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