Wednesday, March 9, 2011
AFFRM's inaugural release is set for March 11th with Ava's film I Will Follow. Last week I was privy to a Reelblack press screening of the film. Now, it's my policy not to read any reviews of films before I write my own, as I don't want my opinion to be influenced or my words to be inspired by another. However, when I opened by inbox to see that Roger Ebert had reviewed the film, I couldn't help but peep his video review and I have to say, it's exactly what I was hoping to express. So I'm not going to write my own commentary, I decided to re-blog Ebert's transcript below.
One of the things that I love about his review is that it in no way categorizes I Will Follow as a black film, by a new black female director. His review is based on the merits of the film as they stand. And it's not a "black film", it's a quiet film, it's a reflective film and for those reason's it may not appeal to a wide audience, but anyone who loves a good indie pick should go and support this film opening weekend. For my friends and readers in New York City it's playing at AMC Loews 34th Street. For Philly audiences that means crossing the bridge to AMC Cherry Hill, but I think you'll find it's worth the toll.