Netflix has released the first trailer for All Day and A Night a crime movie from Black Panther co-writer Joe Robert Cole.
About The Film:
Ashton Sanders plays the soft-spoken Jahkor Abraham Lincoln who struggles to keep his dream of rapping alive amidst a gang war in Oakland. Landing in prison beside his father, J.D. (Jeffrey Wright), whom he never wanted to be like, Jahkor embarks on an unlikely journey of self-discovery, exploring the events that unite them, in hopes of helping his newborn son break a cycle that feels unavoidable. (Entertainment Weekly)
Ashton Sanders, Jeffrey Wright, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Shakira Ja’nai Paye, Jalyn Hall, and Isaiah John.
May 1, 2020
Watch The Trailer:
In a one-on-one interview with Ryan Coogler, Joe shared this about All Day and A Night:
The film is tough by design, it asks a lot of the audience. But I think Jah’s journey is about finding hope in the one place he can control, which is inside himself. On a certain level the film is about self-reliance in the face of insurmountable odds and I think a lot of people can relate to that. What I didn’t want to do, though, was create false hope. I wanted to make the movie as grounded and as realistic as I could and have that hope feel real to the world that it exists in.
I wanted to really embrace the crime movie genre while staying true to that humanity. You need really strong actors to do that. And so, working with my casting director Kim Coleman, our focus was to find actors who could embody the nuances the vulnerability that exists in humanity, the sense of intelligence that exists, and the frustration, and how someone might respond to being under the pressures of this sort of environment.
Hairstylist Charles Gregory, who passed away from COVID-19, worked on this film. May he rest in peace.
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