Shaka King’s crowd-pleasing Sundance 2013 stoner dramedy, Newlyweeds, will be released theatrically by Phase 4 Films, with a September 18, 2013, opening date set, at Film Forum theaters here in New York City.
Amari Cheatom and newcomer Trae Harris star in this bittersweet blend of comedy and drama that tells the story of polar opposites Lyle (Cheatom) and Nina (Harris) – a repo-man and a flower child whose bond is forged and frayed by their mutual adoration and voracious consumption of cannabis.
Isiah Whitlock, Colman Domingo, Tonya Pinkins, Diane Neal, Adrian Martinez and Hassan Johnson round out the cast.
Jim Wareck, Michael Matthews, Shaka King and Gbenga Akinnagbe are all producers.
It was one of 10 feature films selected by the Sundance Institute for the first-ever NEXT WEEKEND film festival (an extension of the popular NEXT <=> section at the Sundance Film Festival), which took place from August 8-11, at Sundance Sunset Cinema and additional venues throughout Los Angeles.
Zeba saw Newlyweeds at the Sundance Film Festival this year, and reviewed the film enthusiastically HERE.
Check out the first full trailer below, and the retro, psychedelic poster underneath it: