Tommy Oliver’s directorial debut “1982” – an official Toronto International Film Festival selection, in its “Discovery” section (“The future of world cinema”) – was picked up for distribution by Codeblack last December (2015), with a multi-platform release set for March 2016 (DVD, Digital and On Demand r on March 1, 2016). Ahead of that, those in the Los Angeles area should be aware of an exclusive engagement of the film at the Laemmle Fine Arts Theater, beginning on February 26 (this Friday). The stars of the film and the filmmaker will be present for a Q&A with attendees, on 2/26 (Hill Harper, Sharon Leal, Troi Zee & Tommy Oliver; moderated by Anthony E. Zuikier, creator of the “CSI” franchise) and 2/27 (Hill Harper, Troi Zee & Tommy Oliver; moderated by Steve Jones of The Hollywood Confidential).
The Laemmle Fine Arts Theater is located at 8556 Wilshire Blvd. Beverly Hills, CA 90211.
The drama is based on a true story that revolves around a black father whose wife suffers from a crack cocaine addiction, and his efforts to protect his 10-year old daughter from having to experience life as the child of a drug addicted mother, while also trying to help her (the mother/his wife) become clean again.
Set in Philadelphia, at the very onset of the crack epidemic, “1982” stars Hill Harper (who also co-produced), Sharon Leal, Bokeem Woodbine, Lala Anthony, Quinton Aaron, with Wayne Brady and Ruby Dee.
Check out an exclusive clip from the film, and then watch its trailer below.
Here’s the trailer: