Blackbird


Narrative


Based on the novel by Larry Duplechan, this film is a powerful coming-of-age story about 17-year-old Randy Rousseau.  A devout high school choir boy, Randy is struggling to come to terms with his sexuality in a small, religiously-conservative Mississippi town he calls home. Randy juggles his role as star of the church choir while facing the everyday trials of life as a high school misfit. Complicating matters, his little sister has gone missing and his parents have subsequently split up, leaving him to care for his heartbroken mother, Claire. When Claire discovers the shocking secret her son has been hiding, she blames him for the disappearance of his sister. Randy’s father, Lance, who has been keeping a watchful eye on his broken family, steps in to give his son a hand as he struggles to make the difficult transition into manhood. The cast includes Oscar-winner Mo’Nique (“Precious”) and veteran actor Isaiah Washington, fresh off his critically-acclaimed and Gotham Award-nominated performance in “Blue Caprice.” Also stars Terrell Tilford, Julian Walker, Gary L. Gray, Kevin Allesee, Torrey Laamar, Nikki Jane and D. Woods.

Film Info

Runtime 102 minutes Country US
Directed by Patrik-Ian Polk Cinematographer Eu nah Lee
Screenplay by Rikki Beadle Blair & Patrik-Ian Polk Editing by Bryan Colvin

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