A while ago, I had the pleasure of speaking to filmmaker Tanya Wright about her feature film debut, Butterfly Rising, which screens this Friday, Aug. 2, as part of the 2013 BlackStar Film Festival in Philadelphia.
Butterfly Rising will screen at 12:50PM at International House Philadelphia. S&A’s Vanessa provided additional details on the festival HERE.
Wright’s film (which she describes as “Thelma + Louise + Magic“) is a drama that centers on singer Lilah Belle, who sets out to escape her grief after her brother dies, and embarks on a road trip, but not before coaxing the new-to-town, most scandalous woman in Artesia – Rose Johnson
– to go with her. These two broken souls steal a vintage truck and head
out on the open road to a fated encounter with the mythical, magical Lazarus of the Butterflies. What occurs with the strange man transforms their destinies and binds the women together–forever.
Wright can also currently be seen co-starring as character “Crystal” in the hit Netflix original series Orange Is The New Black.
Check out Butterfly Rising’s trailer . . .