REELBLACK PRESENTS KNUCKLEHEAD 4/14 AT UNITED BANK
Reelblack is proud to host a very special screening of KNUCKLEHEAD, starring Gbenga Akinnagbe, Alfre Woodard and Amari Cheatom. Screening will take place on Friday April 14, 2017 at 7:15pm atthe United Bank Bulding, 3750 Lancaster Avenue in University City. Admission is $7 adults / $5 Reelblack Members, Students and Seniors.
Following the screening, writer/director BEN BOWMAN and actor/producer GBENGA AKINNAGBE will join us live via Skype for a Q&A.
When his brother (Amari Cheatom - Night Catches Us, Newlyweeds) is shot, mentally disabled Langston Bellows (Gbenga Akinnagbe - The Wire, The Good Wife) is left without a protector in Brooklyn’s housing projects. Now under the control of his abusive mother (Alfre Woodard - 12 Years a Slave, Luke Cage) Langston must take his future into his own hands. He sets out to find the one doctor he believes can cure him, a celebrity magazine columnist who touts questionable prescription drug cocktails. If Langston can become “mentally excellent”, it will mean moving into an apartment of his own with his girlfriend, who may herself be a creation of his wishful thinking. Plunged into the unscrupulous world of pharmaceutical marketing, the search for his mysterious doctor and hero leads to some surprising discoveries. Langston strives for independence from his prior life, from his mother, and from his fractured mind. Released by RLJ Entertainment in the U.S. and Canada in the fall of 2016, KNUCKLEHEAD has received critical praise and won awards at film festivals across the North America, including the VH1 Audience Award (2015, ABFF).