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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

PARIAH Star Adepero Oduye's Directorial Debut Set to Premiere This Weekend in NYC

Ever since her breakout performance in Pariah (2011), I've kept one eye on Adepero Oduye. Okay, I didn't love Lifetime TV's completely useless remake of Steel Magnolias, in which she starred, and her long-grieving performance in 12 Years a Slave didn't really allow her to explore the nuance of more complex characters in which she excels. However, I know with the right role Oduye can deliver an absolutely heartbreaking performance.

But first, the actress is trying her hand at acting and directing with BREAKING IN, a topical new narrative short film that's debuting at the Brooklyn Girl Film Festival in New York City Saturday, March 28.

I only heard about this project earlier today on Twitter when the actress tweeted the following:

From the festival website, I was able to gather this very brief synopsis:

One afternoon in Sunset Park, another black boy gets broken in by the NYPD.

So it sounds like the film explores the socio-political narrative of racial profiling and the police that has become a hot-button topic of conversation among millenials and political experts alike. I'm looking forward to it.

I'll keep you updated on this project as I learn more.


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