By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act March 15, 2013 at 11:37AM
On the heels of the great success of its simultaneous one-night engagements in Philadelphia, Atlanta, Washington DC, Seattle, Chicago, and Houston 2 days ago, as well as in celebration of today's theatrical debut of the film, AFFRM's new multi-platform label ARRAY has shared the first 7-minutes of Storm Saulter's acclaimed Better Mus' Come, exclusively with Shadow and Act, for our readers.
Passion, politics and poverty collide as this love story unfolds against a backdrop of political turmoil in 1970's Jamaica, as rival gangs enlisted by warring political factions disrupt the democratic process, leading to bloodshed in the streets. Better Mus' Come begins in 1977 and ends the in the first couple days of 1978 during the Green Bay Massacre, and follows Ricky, a gang leader and political pawn, as he struggles to navigate the hardships of life in Kingston, and to define a better way of life for his young son.
The film, AFFRM's first pick-up of 2013, opens today in NYC at the AMC Empire 25 in Times Square, and in Los Angeles at the Downtown Independent. Visit http://www.affrm.com/better-
See opening weekend post-screening activities info immediately below, for those of you in NYC and LA; and underneath, you'll find the first 7 minutes of the film:
NEW YORK CITY
AMC Empire 25 Time Square
Friday 3/15 -- 5:50pm and 8:30pm shows -- Filmmaker Storm Saulter and leading man Sheldon Shepherd Post-Screening Q&As
Saturday 3/16 -- 5:50pm and 8:30pm shows -- Filmmaker Storm Saulter and leading man Sheldon Shepherd Post-Screening Q&As
Friday 3/15 -- 7PM and 9PM shows -- AFFRM/ARRAY Industry Mixer on-site with Jamaican food and music between shows with ticket stub
Saturday 3/16 -- 5PM show - AFFRM Founder Ava Duvernay moderates post-screening Q&A with BETTER MUS' COME star Roger Guenever Smith ("Malcolm X," Do The Right Thing," "American Gangster," "Eve's Bayou")
The first 7 minutes of Better Mus' Come follow below: