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    'LUV' Director Sheldon Candis Talks to S&A About Making the Movie, Casting Common, and the True Story Behind the Film

    2012 Sundance festival drama LUV follows 11-year-old Woody (Michael Rainey Jr.) as he spends a day with his troubled ex-convict Uncle Vincent (Common). As the film nears its January theatrical opening, director Sheldon Candis spoke with S&A about the process behind the film.  

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    Watch: Common is Torn Between Bright Future and Troubled Past as Ex-Con in Trailer for 'LUV' (VIDEO)

    Common stars as a kind of latter-day Stringer Bell in the role of Uncle Vincent, in Sheldon Candis's full-length feature debut "LUV," which world premiered at Sundance this year and comes out in January. A newly-paroled convict with nearly half a twenty-year sentence to his name, Vince...

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    Release Date For Sheldon Candis' 'LUV' Pushed To January 2013 (Common, Michael Rainey Jr)

    This was originally scheduled to open in the USA this weekend, November 9; but, as I just found out, it didn't. So I did a little digging, and eventually landed on the film's Facebook page to see a November 7th announcement that its release date is now set for January 18th, 2013.

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    First Trailer, Poster For Sheldon Candis' 'LUV' Surfaces (Common, Meagan Good, Danny Glover)

    Sheldon Candis' feature film debut, LUV, which stars Common and Michael Rainey Jr, will open in USA theaters on November 9, courtesy of Indomina Entertainment.

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    Sheldon Candis' Feature Debut 'LUV' To Hit Theaters November 9 (Common, Michael Rainey Jr)

    Thanks to director Sheldon Candis for letting us know that his feature film debut, LUV, which stars Common and Michael Rainey Jr, will open in USA theaters on November 9.

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    SUNDANCE FUTURES: 'LUV' Director/Writer Sheldon Candis: "Go hard or go home."

    Why He's On Our Radar: First-time feature filmmaker Sheldon Candis is in Park City with his U.S. Dramatic contender "LUV," a blistering semi-autobiographical tale that cuts close to the heart. The drama, written by Candis and Justin Wilson, centers on Woody (remarkable newcomer Michael Rainey, Jr.),...

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