*The African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement will release the tear-jerking film I Will Follow to AMC Theaters March 11, 2011. I Will Follow is yet another outstanding production of public relations specialist Ava DuVernay.
The film follows Maye, played by Salli Richardson, who choices to risk her marriage to go care for an ailing relative, Amanda – played by Beverly Todd, until her passing. After Amanda’s passing Maye now has to get her house in-order, while pacifying the relatives’ only daughter, who all but abandoned her while she was sick.
“I’m just completely amazed at what she’s been able to do with this small film,” award winning actress Salli Richardson said about the films’ director/producer Ava DuVernay. “I am just impressed with the film, impressed with her vision in how she is distributing it and I am honored that she believed I could do it (the role). She is a very smart lady and I am blessed I agreed to do the movie.”
In reviewing the film when it appeared at the African-American Film Festival I honestly couldn’t take my eyes away from the screen. The anticipation to see what happens next was to strong, even through two or three times it brought me to tears.
“It’s about the journey,” Salli said about her acting. “It’s always about the journey. Ava is making me do the things I use to do. I’m not a party girl, but that’s what you have to do to push it. So I just follow Ava.”
If you want to follow Ava as well, go to AMC Theaters to see I Will Follow and you will be a fan for life as Salli and I are. Log onto www.AFFRM.com for more information on hte3 project.
Tangi Miller stars in the romantic comedy ‘My Girlfriend’s Back,’ now on DVD
* The Barnholtz Entertainment and Lionsgate Entertainment presentation of “My Girlfriend’s Back,” starring actress Tangi Miller, tells the familiar tale of how we are put in situations where we have to choose love over “status in life.” Tangi plays the non pushy former love interest to Malik Yoba who is now in a relationship with a pushy woman who is intent on getting him a position in the high-society life as a partner in the firm where he works – so they can get married.
“It’s a middle class African-American life,” Tangi Miller points out about the film. “It’s about women loving a man in a certain (way)…It’s about him being the man he (really) is. There is no middle of the road. He has to struggle with that.”
Struggle he did with two attractive and vital women, but as in all things in life “love” prevails, how that love prevails – you need to get the DVD. The film has comedy, draqma and Urban flavor to make you feel right at home with the characters. Also starring with Miller and Yoba are CCH Pounder, Chrystee Pharris, Victoria Platt and DeRay Davis.
For more information on “My Girlfriend’s Back” log onto www.TangiMiller.com.