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Watch: An Aging Tap Dancer Struggles Holding Onto His Past In 'Nostalgia' (Short Shouts!)

by Tambay A. Obenson
October 9, 2013 2:53 PM
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Today's Short Shout comes from Johnnie Hobbs III, and is titled Nostalgia

Here's a synopsis: Nostalgia tells the story of, Mr. Gabe Robinson, a living legend as he struggles to hold onto his music and his muse, wife, Helen Robinson, despite the fervent opposition and resentment of his loving son, Gabe, Jr. Punctuated by vivid musical memories, the aging tap dancer recalls the glorious and regretful life he once lived both onstage and off, with a message not about dreams deferred, but dreams derailed.

The film stars Dulé Hill as Gabe J., Johnnie Hobbs, Jr. as Gabe Robinson, and Chloe Arnold as Helen Robinson.

To learn more about the festival-played film, its cast and crew, visit the project's website HERE.

Watch Nostalgia in full below:

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  • Walter Harris Gavin | October 9, 2013 11:23 PMReply

    Johnny Hobbs, Jr. -Nice to see you my brother showing off your musical side. Remember 'Hallem' from back in the day?

  • Ash | October 9, 2013 10:11 PMReply


  • Shak | October 9, 2013 7:03 PMReply

    What a lovely film. I love shorts. I thought the story and the execution was very engaging .

  • Johnnie Hobbs | October 9, 2013 7:58 PM

    Thank you Shak! We all thank you for your kind words. Glad you enjoyed what we put together.

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