Ava Duvernay Announces AFFRM’s Acquisition of ‘Big Words’
AFFRM Founder Ava Duvernay announced earlier this week that ARRAY, the multi-platform distribution label of African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement (AFFRM), has acquired Slamdance 2013 Official Selection Big Words.
The film is Neil Drumming’s directorial debut and stars Dorian Missick (“Southland”) as the lead character along with Gbenga Akinnagbe (“The Wire”), Zachary Booth (‘Keep The Lights On”), Yaya Alafia (“The Kids Are All Right’) with Darien Sills-Evans and rapper Jean Grae.
Set in Brooklyn on the eve of Obama’s history-making election, three former members of a promising hip-hop crew cross paths again to discover that some things never change. Former frontman John, once known as Big Words, is now a working class guy who raps only to himself. James is a publicist living with his boyfriend, far removed from the days when he rhymed about getting girls. While DJ Malik still spins records with a longing for the glory days. Together again on the day of a landmark election, the friends reckon with dreams deferred and new hopes.