6 Films I Am Most Excited About Seeing at Urban World Film Festival #UWFF
The Urban World Film Festival Kicks off in NYC this week and we selected the 6 VAIN most anticipated features to see. Check it out below!
“Queen of Katwe”
QUEEN OF KATWE is based on the vibrant true story of a young girl from the streets of Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess, and, as a result of the support she receives from her family and community, is instilled with the confidence and determination she needs to pursue her dream of becoming an international chess champion.
“Destined” explores the power of the individual, the idea of destiny, and unforeseen consequences of everyday choices. One Man, (Cory Hardrict) exists in alternate realities. “Sheed” has earned his stripes on the streets and runs a drug empire. “Rasheed,” a college graduate, works at an architectural firm. As they navigate their respective worlds, they face similar dilemmas: Will they build up their neighborhood, family, community, or destroy them?
“Like Cotton Twines”
An American volunteer takes a teaching job in a remote African village where he meets a Tuigi, 13-year-old girl who is to become Trokosi. A practice of religious sexual slavery. Accepting of her fate, Tuigi’s only desire it to be able to write her GED.
A 15-year-old girl in a black gang in Brussels must choose between loyalty and love when she falls for a Moroccan boy from a rival gang.
First there was Kidulthood, then Adulthood, now comes Noel Clarke’s last installment “Brotherhood”. With Sam facing up to the new world he realises that it also comes with new problems and new challenges that he must face and he will require old friends to help him survive new dangers.
Roman (Joseph) has asked flight attendant girlfriend Nina Thomas (Calhoun) for her hand in marriage twelve times in their twelve -year relationship. Each time she has rejected his offer. Frustrated with the lack of progression in their lives, he decides to give a final ultimatum to be wed, and accept whatever she decides, but vows to never ask again. Afraid that she may lose him, Nina finally accepts his proposal. Nina’s best friend Tammy rants that she is making the biggest mistake of her life, especially since Roman is the only guy Nina has been intimate with. Tammy suggests that Nina have a little fun and experience another man before she gets married. Nina mocks the idea, but the fun and games spiral into reality when she meets the handsome Quincy (White) while working in Los Angeles. A routine layover spins into a night full of adventure, passion, hard decisions and discovery.
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