BY: KIMBERLY ALSUP
Samuel Goldwyn Films hosted the new Datari Turner Productions Film, A Boy, A Girl, A Dream in LA at the Arclight Theatre.
Written by Qasim Basir and Samantha Tanner and Directed by Qasim Basir comes a story about following your dreams and those in your life that help you reach it.
After the screening, Anthony Hemingway conducted a Q&A, where the cast shared insights about the film and what they hope that this film can be.
ABOUT THE FILM
A Boy, A Girl, A Dream stars Omar Hardwick and Meagan Good. On the night of the 2016 Presidential election Cass (Hardwick), an LA club promoter takes a thrilling and emotional journey with Frida (Good), a Midwestern visitor. She challenges him to revisit his broken dreams while he pushes her to discover hers.
My letter to you…
At the core of all human emotions, there are two dominant forces – Love and Fear. Our country is on fire and underwater. Fear has devoured Love and there’s an immense divide. It’s tragic and hurtful that the leader of this country seems to promote, endorse and benefit from this hatred.
Our Brother’s, Sister’s and Communities are being executed at the hands of misguided law enforcement. Nazi and Alt-Right march the streets with a renewed confidence unlike anything we’ve seen in recent generations…. and somehow in madness, the chaos I found Love. And with love, A BOY, A GIRL, A DREAM was birthed. From my eyes, a Black man’s constant battle on how to simply live, stay alive, in this new world. My now fiancee, Sam, met me eye to eye to bring a Black woman’s bold, and steady voice. Our Producer, Datari Turner, heard us and brought our Vision to reality. With tons of rehearsal, a dedicated and hard-working crew, we created a behemoth of a journey and welcome you to experience our one-take feature film.
As a Writer and Director, I stand firmly in the space that the power of staying with characters as they unfold creates a very special storytelling. The United is hurting. And in a day where a President can lie without consequence, I believe in the power truth in art. On this beautiful journey, Omari Hardwick and Meagan Good, challenge, inspire and put into action their individual voices. They revitalize their dying Dream’s and at moments find new Dream’s together, with sincerity and truth in their performances.
Fear and Love are the governing principals of all human emotions. This is a story about Love.
Everyone needs that tribe or that person that can help push you along the way. This is a feel-good movie that will have you reaching harder for your dreams and redefining your tribe.
Make sure you get out there and see this dynamic film on Friday, September 14th. Visit https://agirlaboyadreamfilm.com for showtimes.