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Watch Accalimed Canadian Drama Feature "Nurse.Fighter.Boy" In Full For FREE Now!

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act July 16, 2011 at 3:40AM

The film is called Nurse.Fighter.Boy, directed by Canadian Charles Officer.
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The film is called Nurse.Fighter.Boy, directed by Canadian Charles Officer.

It stars Clark Johnson, Karen Leblanc, and Daniel J Gordon.

For those who aren’t immediately familiar, Clark Johnson is a name you should know. If you’ve ever watched the critically acclaimed TV series, Homicide: Life On The Streets, or The Wire, you’ve likely seen some of the man’s work. Suffice it to say that he’s good at what he does.

The film played the global film festival circuit for a couple of years after its 2008 debut at the Toronto International Film Festival, to much critical acclaim, and was eventually picked up by Film Movement.

We screened it at BAM in Brooklyn, NYC as an ActNow: New Voices In Black Cinema entry last fall. And now you can watch it in full for FREE on Hulu!

The full Nurse.Fighter.Boy story goes…

Jude is a single mother and caregiver living with sickle-cell anemia. Silence is an illegal boxer, struggling to figure out what he’s fighting for, now that he’s past his prime. Ciel is Jude’s 12-year-old son, who dreams of happiness and comfort for his mom. His prayers for her are fanciful and might be magical. Jude is descended from a long line of caregivers who dreams of going back to Zion: St. Elizabeth, Jamaica. During the last week of summer, a late-night brawl finds the fighter in the nurse’s care, intertwining their fates. The urban love story of Nurse.Fighter.Boy explores archetypal characters of nurturer, warrior, and child with a humanizing respect. The performances of Karen LeBlanc (nurse), Clark Johnson (fighter), and Daniel J. Gordon (boy) are understated and deeply felt. Gordon’s Ciel is a complex creature whose eyes show impressive emotion. Shot in high definition, the colors are bold and saturated. Making the film even more vibrant is its excellent soundtrack of classic and contemporary reggae, gospel, and soul.

I've seen it, and was moved by the experience. It's, broadly, a visually accomplished, well-acted film that laconically narrates a story about love and self-discovery, and you're encouraged to see it.

Watch the 90 minute film in its entirety below (thanks Yolanda for the heads-up):

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