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See “Woman Thou Art Loosed!: On the 7th Day” 2 Weeks Early (On 3/29 w/ Neema Barnette, Pam Grier In Person)

See "Woman Thou Art Loosed!: On the 7th Day" 2 Weeks Early (On 3/29 w/ Neema Barnette, Pam Grier In Person)

It doesn’t officially open until April 13th, but New Yorkers will get a chance to see it 2 weeks early thanks to a preview screening of it at the theaters at the Museum Of The Moving Image in Queens.

The Neema Barnette-directed, TD Jakes-produced drama/thriller Woman Thou Art Loosed!: On the 7th Day, will screen for the public on Thursday, March 29, at 7:00 pm, followed by a Q&A session with director Barnette, actress Pam Grier, and producer Jeff Clanagan in person.

Blair Underwood, Sharon Leal, Nicole Beharie, and the aforementioned Pam Grier star in this second film in Pastor TD Jake’s Woman Thou Art Loosed! series – a film that centers on a husband and wife who find themselves in the midst of a crisis, when their young daughter is kidnapped. The kidnapper is supposedly a serial killer who murders his victims “On the 7th Day,” hence the title. As you’d expect, during their search for their daughter, secrets are revealed that putting the marriage and their daughter’s life in jeopardy.

I saw the film at the Pan African Film Festival last month; I haven’t reviewed it because, well, it just wasn’t for me. Final answer :)

And instead of beating it up in a review, I figured I’d just leave you all to see it for yourselves; the audience I saw it with at PAFF (a packed house) seemed to mostly love it. So run with that!

Tickets to the 3/29 screening are $15 public/$10 members. Get yours now, because I’m assuming they’ll sell out quickly.

And if you need a reminder, here’s the film’s trailer:

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Neema Barnette

The cut screened at Pan African was a rough cut and a bad copy without the music, mix or anything. Can you give us a chance and at least wait until you watch the finished film before you tear us down? I made this film under difficult circumstances and we tried to fix the script given to us to be at least a movie worth warning and I think it is. There are layers of substance and lots that folks can relate to. It's hard enough for us to make a movie and I think you need to wait until you see the finished film first. I made this film for my people and they know truth and this film is truth. My people have always supported me and my work because it's fu
L of black self love, politics and messages. Don't hate, we need support because this is a good movie!


Can ask what your qualifications are to be a critic?


I'm tired of all the Christianity mess in black films, but I actually want to see this film because it looks like a different sort of black film in some ways. And the cast is awesome, not to mention the director is a black woman. I actually appreciate TD Jakes for putting his money behind a black female director, even though I can do without his needless sermons in every one of his films.

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