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

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by Tambay A. Obenson
April 19, 2013 9:10 PM
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On-Set Still From Tommy Oliver's '1982'

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.

Recapping... Oliver's 1982 is based on a true story that revolves around a black father whose wife suffers from a crack cocaine addiction, and his efforts to protect his 10-year old daughter from having to experience life as the child of a drug addicted mother, while also trying to help her (the mother/his wife) become clean again.

The story is set in 1982 in Philadelphia, at the very onset of the crack epidemic, and stars Hill HarperSharon LealBokeem WoodbineLala AnthonyQuinton Aaron, with Wayne Brady and Ruby Dee.

Principal photography took place in Philly last summer, with Tommy Oliver directing from his own screenplay, as well as producing, along with Hill Harper and Heather Rae

The project just received an $85,000 post-production grant from SFFS/KRF,

I expect the film to make its debut on the film festival circuit later this year, or early next year.

Here's the full poster:

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3 Comments

  • Tommy | April 29, 2013 3:32 PMReply

    Sharon Leal is playing Hill's wife. Lala plays her best friend and she turns in a solid performance. I like Lala quite a bit too.

  • lilkunta | April 24, 2013 10:26 PMReply

    yea is lala portraying the wife on crack ?

  • Miss Tee | April 24, 2013 4:46 PMReply

    Is LaLa playing Hill's wife? Didn't know she was an actress. A good performance in a complicated role like this could really do a lot for her career. I like LaLa...

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