YES! As already announced on S&A, the African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement acquired U.S. theatrical rights to 2011 Sundance Film Festival Official Selection, Andrew Dosunmu’s Restless City.
The film will debut in NY, LA, and ATL on April 27, and then expand to Philly, Seattle, Detroit, Chicago and Washington DC on May 4.
Tambay has been a champion of this film since he saw it at Sundance last year. I haven’t seen it and am really looking forward to this release thanks to The African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement.
So I’m very excited about this new full trailer.
Restless City tells the story of young, nomadic Senegalese immigrant, Djbirl (played by Sy Alassane), an aspiring musician, struggling to survive on the fringes of New York City. When he falls in love with a prostitute (Jamaican-born model/actress Nicole Grey) who works for Bekay, the local loan shark, he suddenly finds some much needed meaning and purpose to his otherwise aimless existence, forcing him to make decisions that eventually prove fatal.
If you haven’t read Tambay’s review, do so HERE.
Here’s the film’s first full trailer as promised last month (and it’s nice to see S&A get a quote mention in there):