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Wednesday
Apr272011

Jumping the Broom: A Black Movie for All People 

We wanted share a thought provoking review of Jumping the Broom provided by Beliefnet.com. Check out the article, see the movie next weekend and let us know YOUR thoughts:

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A Black Movie for All People

Will white evangelical America come out to support such a "real" film?

BY: Ash Greyson

Faith based movies are often presented with a caveat, "this had a tiny budget" or "most the actors were volunteers" or "the writer had to go on a missions trip in the middle of filming" and while most are solid moral tales, they are not unlike watching your child's ballet recital. You smile and hope that nobody falls. That's not the case with Jumping the Broom, there's not a frame in this movie that won't hold up to the best in Hollywood. The cinematography is excellent, the acting superb and the writing is clever yet completely organic. I’m a nerdy, painfully Caucasian, evangelical and I loved this movie, everyone will but… will they come? I'm not going to review the movie. Instead, I'm going to review the audience.

 

This movie has a built-in sweet spot, 20-50 year old black women, and I suspect they will show up in droves. They will laugh hard, cry harder and most will leave the theatre better for it, but will the white people of faith come? Urban faith movies have a huge problem, they are just too real for white evangelicals. The opening scene of this movie has a woman (gasp) in her bra. It only gets more scandalous from there, she's apparently just had (double gasp) pre-marital sex. Never mind the fact that you hear her inner voice, talking to God, asking for forgiveness and promising to save her "cookies" for the man God wants for her. There's some playful innuendo along the way, there's a character who almost swears, there's one who smokes, and one who I doubt actually tithes. Some will say they have tried too hard to be edgy and relevant. This is not the case, rather, they've gone the extra mile to represent actual REAL people. 



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Monday
Oct252010

Jumping the Broom: The Director's Cut

Last Saturday, October 16, I flew out to LA to meet with the other Producers of Jumping the Broom and see the Director’s cut of the film. This was the first time that the film had been shown to an audience. I could not have been happier with the movie. At this point in the process, there is still a lot of work to be done on the film before it is ready for theaters; including color correction, work on the sound and finalizing the music. But even at this early stage, the movie was incredible.

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