Everyone has anticipated Mo’Nique’s return to the silver screen, but paired with Isaiah Washington as her husband and a storyline that screams drama, it is sure to be a huge success worthy of award buzz.
EURweb associate, LaCora Stephens, was at the Pan African Film Festival to speak to Washington, who has two other projects screening at the event: “Blue Caprice “and F”or Colored Boys.”
“BlackBird” will actually close PAFF on the Feb. 16 (tomorrow). The plot consists of a troubled teen growing up in a conservative Mississippi town that “comes out” on more levels than one, Washington explains.
“It explores the love between two human beings who happen to be men, taboos in the black church, teenage pregnancy and suicide, politics around abortion, conservatism in the South, child abduction; it takes on multiple themes,” Washington explained.
“Regardless of what you think you know about me, as a producer for the people, my work speaks for itself to get us WALKING again, because we stopped walking.”
We urge you to visit the Pan African Film Festival and view this remarkable film: “Blackbird.”
More info at www.paff.org
Watch as Isaiah and LaCora talk about “Blackbird”: