Monday, March 14, 2011

Following

It feels like I'm always waiting a long time for a film like this.  A film featuring black people dealing with ordinary problems.  No gang-bangers, baby mama drama, no shucking or jiving, and no one in drag.  I Will Follow is a day in the life of a woman dealing with the recent death of her aunt.  As the film progresses, we learn that May, who is played by Sallie Richardson-Whitfield, has just spent the last year tending to her aunt who was ill with breast cancer.  As May packs up her aunt's house and tries to deal with her grief, she sees and hears from several people in her life, giving us glimpses into her family life and intimate relationships. A friend of mine described the movie as "tender." I think that one-word description is apropos.  Dealing with the death of a loved one is not easy.  Dealing with our life relationships is also not easy.  Nevertheless, we move forward, sometimes in fits and starts.  Its a film with which anyone can relate.

This film is in very limited release.  In Atlanta, it will be playing at AMC Phipps Plaza now through to March 16 by special engagement.  Please support this indie gem if you can.

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