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Mario Van Peebles' "Black, White And Blues," Gets New Title + Theatrical Release Date

by Tambay A. Obenson
July 22, 2011 9:19 AM
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Here's a film I profiled last November and haven't heard much about since. At the time, it was called Black, White and Blues; but, as you can see from the poster above, it's received a name change. Now it's titled Redemption Road.

Directed by Mr Mario Van Peebles, who's been quite busy behind the camera lately, with 3 feature film projects at some stage of production/distribution that we've covered in the last 12 months alone. The other 2 being Things Fall Apart, starring 50 Cent, and We The Party, starring an ensemble cast including Michael Jai White, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, and Snoop.

Redemption Road stars Michael Clarke Duncan and Morgan Simpson (above) in a drama about:

... two seemingly different men [who] embark on a music-steeped journey through the American South, learning along the way that life isn't about where you end up - it's how you get there that matters. Somewhere along the 900 miles between Austin, TX and Huntsville, AL the two men become unlikely friends. However, every road has an end. In Huntsville, sad truths come to light, with heartbreak and violence lingering in their wake, ultimately leaving both men changed forever.

Intrigued? Yes? No?

Well, in my last post, I guessed that the film would head straight to DVD/VOD land after playing the film festival circuit.


It's headed to theaters after all; a limited theatrical release beginning on August 26th, via Freestyle Releasing in a service deal likely.

I couldn't embed the new trailer here (you can watch in on iTunes if you'd like), so here's the old one, back when it was called Black, White and Blues:

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  • Charles | July 25, 2011 3:06 AMReply

    I saw it too in Atlanta. I really enjoyed it. Great music too.

  • Tamara | July 23, 2011 3:38 AMReply

    Intrigued? Meh. I actually like the other title better, but see why it was sounded too documentaryish.

  • Neziah | July 23, 2011 3:11 AMReply

    I was wondering what happened to this film, nice to see it's getting a real release.

  • Chinedu | July 22, 2011 12:13 PMReply

    I saw this movie at a screening early this year. It's actually a good movie. Very engaging and I like the title change.

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