You’ve heard the never ending question: If a serious critically acclaimed black film is made, would it stand a chance at becoming a success? Note I wrote SERIOUS. We’ve heard the answer,” HELL NO”. Why? Because of lack of funding, Hollywood support, distribution, marketing and lack of interest not only from the general market but the black community as well. Black comedies have historically been the film genre of choice among black people – and white people for that matter. Are blacks doomed to shuck and jive, sing and dance in order for black films to earn its dollars from the African American and general markets? Do serious films about black people have to border on stereotypes and be produced by white people to become successful (ahem, The Help)? Is it time for a thought provoking drama produced by black people starring black people, to earn box office support and success? I say, “HELL YES!” If you agree, Here is your chance to help make that happen.
A new film coming out this year hopes to win your support. It’s called Dreams, the story of regular folks in challenging situations, trying to realize their dreams. It’s a riveting family drama that stars a great cast, including Angie Stone, Mel Jackson, Deleon Sheffield, Marvin Winans Jr., Marchello Lee and others. Gospel singer and Executive Producer Marvin Winans Jr. helped make Dreams a reality. Though the film’s director, Joel Kapity is not black, he has impressively captured the core of the Black experience on film.
You have the opportunity to “demand” that this movie be shown in your city. Please check out the movie trailer, click the DEMAND IT button, then share it with your friends and ask them to do the same. It’s time we support films like this and add a serious dimension to our viewer playlist.