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Watch Lance Gross & Nicole Beharie In Breezy New Clip From Matthew Cherry's 'The Last Fall'

by Tambay A. Obenson
October 10, 2012 5:43 PM
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Announced at the 2012 American Black Film Festival, where the film screened, Matthew Cherry's family drama, The Last Fall, was acquired by Image Entertainment (which recently joined Bob Johnson's RLJ family) in a deal that included all non-theatrical North American rights (DVD, VOD, Digital Download, etc).

The film, which premiered at the South by Southwest Film Festival, stars Lance Gross and Nicole Beharie, now has official theatrical playdates courtesy of the filmmaker, who opted for a self-distributed theatrical run - a run that begins on Friday, October 26thin Los Angeles, at the Rave Theaters in the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw plaza

Once again, its synopsis reads:

After several years in the playing professional football, Kyle Bishop is released from his fourth team in three years and returns to his home town, broke and at a complete loss about what he will do for a living. After an initially cold reception, Kyle reconnects with Faith Davis, his old high school sweetheart. Ready to leave football far in the past, Kyle gets a job at a local gym and starts planning a new life with Faith and her young son, Von. However, when Kyle unexpectedly gets a lucrative offer from another professional team, and the father of Faith's son, Rell, tries to win his way back in her life, he is torn about what path to take.

Vanessa Bell CallowayHarry LennixDarrin Henson and Keith David round out the cast of the film, which was produced by Gross, along with Nikki Love and Scott HebertEllis Hobbs, Monique Hobbs and Monica A. Young.

As usual, if the film does very well when it opens in LA, expect a gradual expansion into other cities. Audiences can also set up and demand screenings of The Last Fall in their respective cities by using

Matthew will return soon with a new entry to his S&A filmmaker diary series (it's been awhile, so some of you new readers may not be familiar, but you can click HERE to start from the very beginning and play catch up). In this new entry, he'll discuss film deliverables; or as he bluntly put it, things that he wished someone had explained to him when he was making the film. So expect something educational that all you up-and-coming filmmakers will be able to learn something from.

A new clip from the film has been released (a scene featuring both Gross and Beharie), and it's embedded for you to watch below:

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  • DKH | October 11, 2012 12:06 AMReply

    Huge Nicole Behaire fan as well. She's strong in every film I've seen her in. Hopefully this gets some support down on Crenshaw. 80K is dirt after taxes, agency fees, etc. Especially if you live in Los Angeles and are paying $8 a gallon for gas.

  • James Madison | October 10, 2012 10:48 PMReply

    Looks good! If it comes to New York, I'm in!

  • B | October 10, 2012 10:42 PMReply

    So anxious to see this. This clip just makes me want more. And might I add: both of these people are just too gotdarn gorgeous.

  • NO BRAINER | October 10, 2012 9:45 PMReply

    I did the math off the 80K and it still averages out to a lot more than most people I know make in a year. If you live modestly, with a nice co-op and one car, a football player is doing just fine. The problem, from my vantage, isn't the money, it is whether such a dangerous game is worth playing? Now when you consider the danger, 80K may not be worth in my opinion. But if you're passionate about the game, it will be a fortune. Good convo piece. I just wish the clip/scene was more eventful. Nothing happened. But it looks great. What was this film shot on?

  • VC | October 10, 2012 8:36 PMReply

    nice clip.

  • sandra | October 10, 2012 7:10 PMReply

    I want to see more.

  • Anton | October 10, 2012 6:49 PMReply

    Love, LOVE Nichole Beharie. Hope to see some big and great things with her in the coming years. Beautiful, intelligent and talented. She has natural star quality.

  • Dani | October 10, 2012 6:28 PMReply

    Saw this at Urbanworld. Lance Gross is extremely likable. You really root for his character. Nicole Beharie is mysterious, gorgeous and her performance is layered. The story is definitely a little thin, but the performances and their chemistry keep things interesting.

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