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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.