Watch Trailer For Psychological Drama ‘The 4th Meeting’

Watch Trailer For Psychological Drama 'The 4th Meeting'

Chicago based
filmmaker Joshua MacNeal has a particular
goal in mind; as he says, he wants to make films that portray “an
underrepresented black experience: conflict that stems from internal rather
than external factors.

Currently in development
of a new feature film – a crime thriller Urbs
in Horto
 – MacNeal has a previously made film now making the film festival circuit
called The 4th Meeting, which deals
with a young woman who has survived an accident in which her husband was
killed. As a result, she starts attending 
group counseling for survivor’s guilt in order to confront the circumstances
surrounding his death. However, when she invites her younger sister to move in
with her, “her attempts to counter loneliness only make her more isolated.

Obviously a
psychological study of a woman on the brink.

MacNeal says that his reason for
making this film was mainly because black people “are
typically marginalized, and when they are used their characters’ central
conflicts are external: economic  or
racial oppression. While these characters are in no way illegitimate, they
should not be the only roles available to Black actors, or characters viewed by
mainstream audiences.

He continues
to say that: “These characters do not
show the many facets of black culture and experience… Like any other culture,
Blacks are faced with career decisions, marital issues, and
self-consciousness.  We keep hearing that
emotional experiences are universal, but mainstream cinema would show
otherwise.

Take a look at
the trailer below for The 4th Meeting

Check out the filmmaker’s website HERE.

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