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Teaser Trailer For "Four" Starring Wendell Pierce, Aja Naomi King, Emory Cohen, E.J. Bonilla

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by Courtney
May 24, 2012 12:03 PM
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It was one of several projects Tambay included on his Sundance 2012 Film Festival predictions list, although it didn't debut at that festival.

But Joshua Sanchez's indie drama Four, an adaptation on an off-Broadway play by Christopher Shinn, will make its world premiere at the upcoming Los Angeles Film Festival next month.

Wendell Pierce of The Wire fame, stars in it, alongside Aja Naomi King, Emory Cohen, E.J. Bonilla and Yolanda Ross.

The film's script was both a 2007 Tribeca All Access award recipient, and a 2008 No Borders Independent Film Week selection, with a synopsis that reads:

On the 4th of July in Hartford, CT, June, a 16-year-old white boy, meets up with Joe, a closeted, married black man he met on the Internet. On the same night, in the same city, the black man's 16-year-old daughter Abigayle, agrees to go out with Dexter, a white 20-year-old low-level drug dealer. In and around the city, on the American night of Independence, these 2 couples get to know each other, moving from strangers to intimates. In lonely landscapes of movie theaters, fast food restaurants, darkened churches and public parks, they discover the limits of desire and the possibilities of transcendence. Four juxtaposes the relationships of the 2 couples struggling with their desires and demons.

Wendell Pierce stars as Joe; Aja Naomi King is his daughter Abigayle; Emory Cohen is June, the teenage white boy; E.J. Bonilla plays Dexter; and Yolonda Ross plays Wendell's wife.

Like others have already said, this will probably be a heavily-debated film especially here on S&A, when most of us get to see it.

You're also encouraged to read THIS indieWIRE Profile to learn more about director Sanchez's stylistic influences and more.

The filmmakers are trying to raise funds to get them to and from the festival, as the film begins its festival circuit travels. They are trying to raise $5,000 with 26 days left to go. So if you're intrigued by the project, and would like to assist, click HERE to go to its Kickstarter page and make your contribution.

A new teaser has surfaced which gives us out first good look at the film. Watch it now:

"Four"
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7 Comments

  • the black police | May 29, 2012 12:47 AMReply

    Also, I am excited for Aja Naomi King. She's very beautiful http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3813115/ I dunno her age but she has the look that can play teen girl and twenty something. She graduated from Yale drama school http://drama.yale.edu/showcase10/king.html so we know she studied her craft and she's not just one of those accidental actors (or worse singer turned actors). She's also gonna be on a new CW show called First Cut http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2290339/ (which is going to have two black female central characters by the way from the looks of the photos. That seems rare. I was just think about House and how I dont think there was ever a black female intern or doctor)

  • the black police | May 29, 2012 12:35 AMReply

    And what's this "debate" going to be about? Black man downlow stereotype? Or what exactly? What is offputting about the movie? I wanna see it but these movies never come where I live :(

  • JMac | May 25, 2012 2:35 PMReply

    I remember this one... pass.

  • Black Skeptic | May 24, 2012 11:17 PMReply

    This sounds like a really contrived clusterf**k on film.

  • Akimbo | May 24, 2012 1:37 PMReply

    Looks like a film that could go either way, potentially very schmaltzy & twee, but seems interesting. Emory Cohen is, literally, the second worst character and very worst actor on Smash, but just from this preview, his work looks ten times better here. I'm not sure why they're calling E.J. Bonilla's character white...he's clearly not, unless you get into the whole "Latino/hispanic is not a race" thing. But then you'll also get into the "race is not race" thing and get totally off-topic. Like me right now. He's not white!

  • sasha | May 24, 2012 1:27 PMReply

    Great teaser, looks different, can't wait to see Wendell in that role.

  • Darkan | May 24, 2012 12:26 PMReply

    Let me start it off... Never mind, I have no words. SMDH.

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