AFFRM will open Neil Drumming’s lauded Slamdance 2013 Official Selection Big Words, in the UK, at Stratford East Picture House on Bank Holiday Monday, August 26, with marketing veteran Simone Bresi-Ando, and The New Black organization presenting exclusively.
“AFFRM’s mission is to celebrate bold voices in black filmmaking, and we’re eager to offer some of the finest films by black directors to UK audiences,” explained AFFRM Managing Director Tilane Jones. “We believe the combination of Simone Bresi-Ando as our UK marketing lead on this project, coupled with the film expertise of The New Black as the organizational presenter, will solidify the success of AFFRM’s first official foray into international distribution.”
Additional Big Words international playdates include the August 18th debut in Freetown, Sierra Leone at Tessa’s.
After successful full Stateside releases in New York, Los Angeles, and Birmingham, as well as one-night engagements in Atlanta, Washington DC, Philadelphia, Seattle and Houston, Big Words will also enjoy playdates in Gary, IN on August 15th, Charlotte, NC on August 20th, Dayton, OH on August 25th, Oakland, CA on August 29th and Bloomington, IN on September 18th.
The Brooklyn-set Big Words centers on members of a once-promising hip-hop group, now in their late 30’s, struggling with regret, disappointment and change, set against the backdrop of Election Night, 2008 – when Barack Obama was elected.
The film stars Dorian Missick, Yaya Alafia, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Darien Sills-Evans, Zachary Booth and Jean Grae.
Here’s its trailer: