Hill and Gully
Directed by Patrice Johnson
Starring: Teagle F. Bougere . Heather Alicia Simms . Marjorie Johnson .
Patrice Johnson Chevanes . Sidne Anderson Ward . Marcia Dennis . Tyson Hall . Marissa Copeland . Jennifer Joseph . Ian Forest . Donna Duplantier . Ahmat Jallo . Habte Selassie . Celeste Jacqueline Sena
The two hour film will be followed by a Q & A with the director, producers and cast.
Light refreshments will be provided.
Jamaican- American director, Patrice Johnson, premieres her third independent feature film! Patrice is a self-taught filmmaker who started God-and-all-o-wee Productions along with her eight siblings years ago in order to document their lives as Jamaicans living in America. (The name, "God-and-all-o-wee", means God and all of us? ?in Jamaican patois.) Patrice's first feature film, Kingscounty, a coming of age film set in Brooklyn and based on a true story, debuted in 2003 at the Urban World Film Festival. Her second feature, NY's Dirty Laundry, (also based on true events?, takes place in Brooklyn 18 days after the bombing of the World Trade Center) was screened at the Cannes Film Festival in 2007. Patrice continues her Brooklyn theme with the premiere of Hill and Gully, her first feature which is not based on true events. Hill and Gully was shot in nine amazing days with the great support of her family and friends! Please come out and support us!!!
Hill and Gully is an urban Cinderella story, set during 2008, the historic election year of Barack Obama. "Change" is in the air and everything seems possible. The palpable momentum that electrifies the nation and especially people of African descent, influences a family comprised of three generations of women: an unhappy, single mother who works in a Caribbean restaurant called Hill and Gully, her agoraphobic mother, and her angry ten year old daughter. They each become transformed through the efforts of a psychiatrist who challenges them to speak their deepest wishes and open their hearts to their secret dreams. As they do so, each discovers a new found sense of beauty and freedom. The young mother finds the liberating power of forgiveness and the love of a shy photographer. Her mother discovers the courage to conquer her fears. And her ten year old daughter finally gets the family she always wished she had.
1. Please consider giving a donation even if you are unable to attend this event. I know that everyone may not be able to see this screening, however, I hope you can assist me in creating more opportunities to screen Hill and Gully! (I am being proactive in getting the word out and planning multiple screening opportunities.)
2. Even if you are unable to support the film financially, please help me by spreading the word about Hill and Gully via email, facebook, twitter, to as many of your friends and colleagues as possible. Tell a friend or send a friend!
3. I will screen this film anywhere with producing partners. Please let me know if you have a screening location in a city that you would like to see Hill and Gully and I will come! You are the "we" in God-AND-ALL-O-WEE and I welcome your help!
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