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Mario Van Peebles' Teen Dramedy "We The Party" Gets Theatrical Release Date + New Teaser

Indiewire By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act February 20, 2012 at 1:20PM

I first profiled this film in March of 2011 on the old site, and I've been tracking it since then.
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We The Party

I first profiled this film in March of 2011 on the old site, and I've been tracking it since then.

As a recap... Shot summer 2010, and described as a cutting edge hip-hop-infused dramedy about the first generation of high schoolers to come of age during the Obama years, We The Party (not to be confused with We The Peeples) directed by Mario Van Peebles (who also co-stars in it) with an ensemble cast that includes Michael Jai White, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Snoop Dogg, Melvin Van Peebles, Tiny Lister and several other actors and musicians.

The film also features some of the latest teenage bands and dance crews.

Earlier today, I learned via a post on the film's Facebook that it now has an official theatrical release date, courtesy of Arc Entertainment. We The Party will be released on April 6th this year although, as you'd expect, a limited release.

No specific locations announced yet however, but I'm sure that info is on its way.

The film screened at the Pan African Film Festival over the weekend - where I happen to be at the moment (today is my last day here); however I couldn't attend the screening, because I had to choose between this film and Chico And Rita (both were playing at around the same time); obviously I went with the latter. So don't expect any review of it from me - certainly not anytime soon.

If you saw it, let us know what you thought of it.

I should note that Mario Van Peebles has been quite active on the director's side in the last couple of years or so. This is his 3rd indie feature in about as many years - the other 2 being All Things Fall Apart (starring 50 Cent), and Redemption Road (starring Michael Clark Duncan); and I should also add that all 3 films have been released - Redemption Road even got a limited theatrical as will We The Party apparently. So he's working quietly. I haven't seen any of the 3 films yet, but I'm paying attention.

Watch the most recent trailer for We The Party below:

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