On May 9th, 2015 Academy Award winner Mo’Nique, Director Patrik-Ian Polk, Producer Keith Brown and Actor Torrey Laamar will debut the feature film Blackbird in Houston as its headlines in the 2015 Houston Splash Film Festival (Joseph Williams/Houston Splash Pride). Mo’Nique, Polk and Laamar will engage with the moviegoers and are set to have a Q&A right after the film.
Blackbird tells the story of a 17-year-old (Rand Rousseau) who is a Southern choirboy that always turns to a picture of Jesus in his bedroom when life seems to get rough. To Randy’s peers his the perfect person and whenever they refer to a sin they would call it a “Randy sin” because he’s a virgin that doesn’t curse, drink, or cause in trouble and he definitely sets a high standard for those around him. We all may appear perfect on the outside, but know one knows the struggles we deal with and fight on the inside. Randy’s struggle is that he has these crazy dreams about of of his male classmates. Although he pray’s about it, Jesus doesn’t seem to make them go away.
Mo’Nique, Isaiah Washington, Kevin Allesee, Gary L. Gray, Nikki Jane, Torrey Laamar, Terrell Tilford, D.Woods & introducing Julian Walker
Sidney Hicks & Mo’Nique Hicks
Rikki Beadle Blair & Patrik-Ian Polk
Based on Novel By
Keith Brown, Patrik-Ian Polk, Carol Ann Shine & Isaiah Washington