The African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement’s (AFFRM) multi platform label, Array, has announced “Big Words” as their sixth acquisition. The film was a Slamdance festival favorite and is the first feature for Neil Drumming, who is a former Entertainment Weekly writer.
“Big Words” centers around a group of friends who formed a hip-hop crew in their youth but separated over time and come together again on the eve of Obama’s election. The crew is made up of John (Dorrian Missick), James (Gbenga Akinnagbe) and DJ Malik (Darien Sills-Evans). John used to be known as Big Words but is now a working class guy who left behind his days of rapping and while James used to rap about getting girls, he is now a publicist living with his boyfriend. DJ Malik is the only one still involved in music but he reminisces about the groups former hey-day. When the group reunites on election day they are confronted with old dreams and new visions.