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NVBC 2014 Review - Tommy Oliver's Debut '1982' Provides A Platform For Hill Harper To Shine

  • By Zeba Blay
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  • March 27, 2014 4:35 PM
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NVBC 2014 Review - Tommy Oliver's Debut '1982' Provides A Platform For Hill Harper To Shine

TIFF 2013 Reviews - Tommy Oliver's Debut '1982' Provides A Platform For Hill Harper To Shine

  • By Zeba Blay
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  • September 13, 2013 12:43 PM
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The biggest takeaway from 1982, writer-director Tommy Oliver’s debut feature film, is that Hill Harper should simply be getting more roles. With a decades-spanning career that includes recurring television parts on the now defunct CSI: NY and Soul Food, the 47-year-old actor and writer has had the fate of many a black actor in Hollywood: steady work, yes, but with few opportunities for roles that appropriately show off his movie star potential. With 1982, that potential is on full display as Harper plays Timothy, a man struggling to raise his young daughter Maya (wonderful newcomer Troi Zee) in the midst of his wife Shenae’s (Sharon Leal) growing drug habit.

Tommy Oliver's Feature Debut '1982' Will World Premiere At TIFF + New Pics

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 20, 2013 11:32 AM
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The Toronto International Film Festival unveiled its "Discovery" section selections this morning, and, on the list, you'll find 2 or 3 we've been following for the last 12 months or so, while still in production, including, notably Tommy Oliver's feature film debut, 1982.

Exclusive: A Contemplative Hill Harper In 1st Poster For Tommy Oliver's Award-Winning '1982'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 19, 2013 9:10 PM
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On the heels of news that Tommy Oliver's feature film directorial debut, 1982, was one of 8 deserving projects selected to receive a total of $340,000 in funding from the San Francisco Film Society / Kenneth Rainin Foundation Filmmaking (SFFS/KRF) grants, comes your first look at the film via its first official poster, which you can see in full below.

Hill Harper Leaving 'CSI: NY,' Books Series Regular Role On USA Network's 'Covert Affairs'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 22, 2013 1:08 PM
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Hill Harper has joined the cast of the USA Network's drama series Covert Affairs for its 4th season, in a series regular role.

Watch Hill Harper Tackle 'The Issues' In New Web Series 'Epiphany'

  • By Sergio
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  • December 28, 2012 10:45 AM
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I know that there are a few people who like to give actor Hill Harper the "side eye" (as I believe it's called), or think that he's corny. But you definitely cannot deny that he's a seriously committted guy who wants to effect positive change in society.

Hill Harper joins Rosario Dawson, Others In Ensemble Relationship Drama 'Parts Per Billion'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 12, 2012 4:25 PM
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Hill Harper joins Rosario Dawson, Josh Hartnett, Frank Langella, Gena Rowlands, Penn Badgley, Teresa Palmer and Alexis Bledel in the ensemble relationship drama, Parts Per Billion.