dysfunctional friends (poster-big-ver)*Chatsworth, CA – Reuniting with estranged friends is difficult.

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Staying together in a strange house – dealing with unfamiliar rooms as well as skeletons in the closet – can be impossible!  On April 3, Image Entertainment will release the newest addition to its One Village label, Dysfunctional Friends: a perceptive look at the complexities of friendship both expired and renewed.

A hit at the 2011 American Black Film Festival, where cast member Persia White won the award for Best Actress, Dysfunctional Friends features sharp dialogue and ensemble acting reminiscent of “The Big Chill.”  It will be available on DVD for an SRP of $27.97.  Pre-book is March 6.

The death of a larger-than life friend has reunited a group of college friends who soon learn that their eccentric acquaintance has left behind an equally unconventional will.  It states that each of the remaining friends will receive a large sum of money, but only if they can remain – together – in his mansion for one week, without leaving.  If one leaves, all will forfeit their inheritance.  But this group – formerly close knit – has become unraveled over the past decade.  Forced into close, uncomfortable quarters, it isn’t long before secrets and past scandals come out during this extraordinary week, jeopardizing each one’s inheritance – and threatening everyone’s sanity.

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A scene from 'Dysfunctional Friends'

From Producer Datari Turner and Writer/Director Corey Grant and featuring an all-star cast including Meagan Good (“Jumping The Broom,” Showtime’s “Californication”), Stacey Dash (VH-1’s “Single Ladies”), Terrell Owens (NFL star, Vh1’s “The T.O. Show”), Reagan Gomez-Preston (FOX’s “The Cleveland Show”), Jason Weaver (“Lottery Ticket”), Hosea Chanchez (BET’s “The Game”), Tatyana Ali (TV One’s “Love That Girl”), Essence Atkins (TBS’ “Are We There Yet?”), Christian Keyes (BET’s “Let’s Stay Together”), Stacy Keibler (USA’s “Psych”), Dysfunctional Friends  is an incisive, humorous study of truth and affection.  Time has caused these friendships to fall apart; time will tell if they can work together again!

About Image Entertainment:
Image Entertainment, Inc. is a leading independent licensee and distributor of entertainment programming in North America, with approximately 3,700 exclusive DVD titles and approximately 300 exclusive CD titles in domestic release and more than 450 programs internationally via sublicense agreements. For many of its titles, the Company has exclusive audio and broadcast rights, as well as digital download rights to approximately 2,200 video programs and approximately 500 audio titles containing more than 5,700 individual tracks. The Company is headquartered in Chatsworth, California. For more information about Image Entertainment, Inc., please go to www.image-entertainment.com.   

About One Village Entertainment:
Launched in 2007, One Village Entertainment, a division of Image Entertainment, is devoted to the development, production and acquisition of feature films, comedy specials, stage plays, documentaries and music content targeting the African-American consumer and urban market. The programming is distributed across multiple platforms including theatrical, broadcast, Blu-ray™/DVD and digital streaming and downloading. Among the more than 50 titles that carry the One Village imprimatur are live stand-up performances featuring Kevin Hart and Charlie Murphy, documentaries 2 Turntables and a Microphone: The Life and Death of Jam Master Jay and Soulmate, and the feature films American Violet starring Oscar-nominee Alfre Woodard and the acclaimed theatrical romantic comedy Russ Parr’s 35 & Ticking.  Bestsellers in the One Village line also include the stage play production Love in the Nick of Tyme by David E. Talbert, who is described by Variety as “the acknowledged kingpin of urban musicals.”



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