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Exclusive – Watch 1st Trailer for Nefertite Nguvu’s ‘In The Morning’ (Emayatzy Corinealdi, Numa Perrier, Kim Hill, Jacky Ido, Hoji Fortuna)

Exclusive - Watch 1st Trailer for Nefertite Nguvu's 'In The Morning' (Emayatzy Corinealdi, Numa Perrier, Kim Hill, Jacky Ido, Hoji Fortuna)

Scheduled to make its world premiere at the upcoming 18th annual Urbanworld Film Festival (September 17-21), is Nefertite Nguvu’s ensemble drama “In The Morning” – an indie feature film long-time S&A readers will remember (we first featured it on this site 2 years ago while the filmmakers sought to raise funds for the project).

The film’s journey is now on its tail-end, entering the next phase of the production/distribution/exhibition process, as it screens for the first time publicly, on Saturday, September 20th at 8pm, at AMC Theaters 34th Street, here in New York City.

Described as a mood piece that weaves together 3 stories of personal growth and the power of choice and action, Nguvu’s “In The Morning” examines the complexities of love from the perspectives of 3 women living in New York, in the midst of some hard-won self-transformation.


Friends, Harper, Ravi, Fez, Bly and Amara, gather to bid farewell to one of their own moving abroad, and debate the compromise and loss of their youthful ideals about marriage, fidelity, life and love; 2 lovers, Malik and Cadence, meet to ceremoniously end a whirlwind romance that has collapsed under the weight of fears, obligations and regrets; A couple, Zuri and Leal, sift through the remains of their broken relationship as they try to make a life altering decision, journeying through the bitter heartbreak that comes with faded love, disintegrated trust, and dreams abandoned. For everyone, life will be indelibly altered in the morning.

The film stars several familiar names and faces, including Emayatzy CorinealdiNuma Perrier, Kim Hill, JoNell Kennedy, De’adre Aziza, Jacky IdoHoji Fortuna and newcomers C.J. Lindsey as Leal, and Alzo Slade, both making their film debuts.

Ahead of the its world premiere, S&A has been granted your exclusive first-look at the film, via its first trailer, which is embedded below.

The 18th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival (, presented by BET Networks with founding sponsor HBO, runs from September 17-21, 2014 at Manhattan’s AMC Loews 34th Street 14, and various other locations in New York. It’s set to screen over 70 films, including a whopping 12 world premieres. 

“Beyond the Lights,” the latest from writer/director Gina Prince-Bythewood, will serve as the opening night film on Thursday, September 18 at the SVA Theater, at 333 W. 23rd Streette

Other screening highlights of films we’ve previously covered on this blog include: “Difret,” directed by Zeresenay Berhane Mehari (Ethiopia), “SODIQ,” directed by Adeyemi Michael (UK), “The Hip-Hop Fellow,” directed by Kenneth Price, making its NYC premiere (USA), “God Loves The Fighter,” directed by Damian Marcano, making its NYC (Trinidad & Tobago), and several others, including, of course, “In the Morning,” directed by Nefertite Nguvu, which will be making its world premiere (USA).

Watch the atmospheric trailer below:

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Wandra Jordan

This cast is composed of true emotional talent with a power focus on real issues . I felt a connection with the story line and the humor was real I’m looking forward to seeing more. I will be sharing this link awesomely done with profound performances.!!!!!!

Leon Raymond

Back in the day there was a film titled LOVE GOGGLES -reminds me of it both that and this are nice !


Wow, this looks amazing! So beautifully shot and very intriguing. I cannot wait to see it!…


I'm interested in seeing this.

Dave's Deluxe

Wow, Urban World is giving them the sweet time spot. Congrats to the filmmakers.


Very interested in this … a definite must see!!!

Raven Moore

Alright now Ms. Nguvu… thank you for bringing back the balance. We need those positive images of positive people making positive things happen. Progress!


This trailer is so beautiful! And when i saw Numa and Hoji I just knew this film will be off the chain and a must see. Really hope it get a more wider release, i really want to see this. And that last scene on the beach…………..AMAZING!

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