The 2010 Tallahassee Film Festival offered a multitude of diverse and exciting filmmaking! In case you missed it, here's the schedule of films that played:
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EVERYDAY BLACK MAN
Rated: Parental Advisory Suggested | Running Time: 100 minutes (01:40)
2009, USA, In English, Color
Type: Official Selction - Narrative
Category: Narrative Feature | Genres: Crime, Drama, Romance
FAMU School of Journalism
Fri, April 9th: 8:45 PM
FSU Student Life Cinema
Sat, April 10th: 7:00 PM
Director: Carmen Madden
Writer: Carmen Madden
Producer: Carmen Madden, Dwayne Wiggins, Judd Flemming, Monte Schulz
Starring: Henry Brown, Omari Hardwick
After closing the door to a violent past, quiet and thoughtful, Moses Stanton everyday existence is running a small neighborhood grocery store, and watching over his daughter who doesn't know he exists. However, when a drug dealer targets Moses store for his drug operations, and befriends him and his daughter by pretending to be a Black Muslim leader for the community, Moses must become the man he used to be in order to save his beloved neighborhood and his daughter.
This film screens as an Official Selection in the Narrative category and is in competition. The filmmakers are expected to be present afterward for a Q & A session.
Although Everyday Black Man was inspired by the story of Chauncey Bailey, the Oakland journalist killed in 2007 allegedly on directions from Yusuf Ali Bey, the Your Black Muslim Bakery CEO, it is not a portrayal or indictment of Black Muslims. Instead, the film seeks to explore the main character, Moses Stanton, life and the choices he makes just so he can be worthy of his daughter's love. Therefore, Everyday Black Man is a testimony to the average black man in America struggling to make ends meet while tying to be a better man for his family.
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