Ok so actually, make that 8 “black films” opening in USA theaters this month alone; that HAS to be a record! I’m researching, but it takes time, having to go back each month over the last few decades; If there has been a month with more than 8 “black films” opening in USA theaters, I’d guess it would probably be a month in the early 1990s, or the early-to-mid 70s.
Anyway… back to the present… I didn’t include this in my post earlier this week on films opening tomorrow.
It premiered at the Urbanworld Film Festival last fall (when we first profiled it), and will have its theatrical premiere this Friday, April 13th in select markets – specifically, Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, D.C., Los Angeles, New Jersey and New York. And I’ve now got the exact theaters in those cities the film will play in.
But first, a quick recap…
Titled Life, Love, Soul, and directed by Noel Calloway, here’s recap… its full synopsis follows:
Roosevelt Jackson is living his version of the American dream. He’s 17, handsome and super talented, what else could he ask for? His mother, beautiful attorney Kimberly Jackson raises Roosevelt and younger brother Clinton in the affluent Park Slope section of Brooklyn, NY. Its early in Roosevelt’s senior year of High School; his biggest concern is whether to go to Syracuse University or UCLA. While heading to the mall on a picturesque fall day with his mother and brother, Roosevelt’s world is shattered. An out of control SUV smashes into the Jackson family car, instantly killing Kimberly and Clinton leaving Roosevelt alone in a world devoid of the love and support he has cherished his whole life. Orphaned and heartbroken Roosevelt honors his mother’s wish and moves in with his estranged father, disgruntled construction worker Earl Grant. Earl is ill equipped to raise the teenage son he never knew, let alone nurture him through an unspeakable tragedy. The relationship is instantly volatile as the mutual resentment between father and son leads to explosive confrontations. Jennifer, Earl’s wife, tries unsuccessfully to bridge the gap between father and son. It isn’t until Roosevelt meets Kyna Tate, a beautiful student at his new school, that Roosevelt begins to live again. Infused with newfound happiness Roosevelt opens up to the possibility of establishing a traditional father-son relationship with Earl. As he begins to piece his life together Roosevelt is blindsided by another life altering circumstance.
Starring in the 108-minute film are: : Jamie Hector, Chad L. Coleman, Tamara Fay, Terri J. Vaughn, Tami Roman, Mia Michele, Allen J. West, Valerie Simpson, Jian Pierre Rice & Robbie Tate-Brickle.
A trailer for the film follows below, and underneath that you’ll find its poster, as well as the full list of 10 theaters across the city it’ll open in, 2 weeks from now.
Here’s the full poster:
And finally, here are the theater locations it’ll open in first:
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AMC Empire 25 234 West 42nd St., New York, NY
AMC Magic Johnson Harlem 9 2309 Frederick Douglass Blvd. New York, NY 10027
AMC South Bay Galleria 16 1815 Hawthorne Blvd – Ste 368 Redondo Beach, CA 90278
AMC Southlake 24 7065 Mount Zion Circle Morrow, GA 30260 Southlake Pavilion
AMC Phipps Plaza 3500 Peachtree Road NE Atlanta, GA 30326
AMC Stonecrest Mall 8060 Mall Parkway Lithonia, GA 30038
AMC MJ CAPITAL CENTER 800 Shoppers Way Largo, MD 20774
AMC Loews Norridge 10 4520 N. Harlem Ave., Norridge, IL
AMC Owings Mills 10100 Mill Run Circle Owings Mills, MD 21117
AMC Loews Jersey Gardens 20 651 Kapkowski Road Elizabeth, NJ 07201
LIFE, LOVE, SOUL OPENS APRIL 13