On Thursday (March 1st), director Noel Calloway entertained a select group of media professionals and tastemakers for a private screening of his latest film, Life, Love & Soul.
The film offers a spin on the American Dream – highlighting both circumstances and choices that a young urban teen (played by Robbie Tate-Brickle) must face in pursuit of his advancement.
Calloway works to spin an emotionally driven story that also makes the audience question – similar key decisions in their life. As the winner of the 2011 Urbanworld Film Festival for Audience Choice, Calloway has proved his talent as an independent filmmaker. Now able to offer this film to the masses, Life, Love & Soul is making its way AMC theaters in April 2012.
Check out the trailer and the rest of the story after the break:
During the second week of April – Life, Love, & Soul will be hitting select AMC theaters in the US. For those in the NYC area, 42nd street (Times Square) and the Magic Johnson theater on 125th will be your official locations to view the inspiring film.
Check out the trailer and full movie summary below:
LIFE LOVE SOUL
*A Noel Calloway Film *
LIFE LOVE SOUL is the story of a young man who
loses everything and triumphantly finds himself…
Roosevelt Jackson is living his version of the American dream. He’s 17, handsome and super talented, what else could he ask for? His mother, beautiful attorney Kimberly Jackson raises Roosevelt and younger brother Clinton in the affluent Park Slope section of Brooklyn, NY. Its early in Roosevelt’s senior year of High School; his biggest concern is whether to go to Syracuse University or UCLA.
While heading to the mall on a picturesque fall day with his mother and brother, Roosevelt’s world is shattered. An out of control SUV smashes into the Jackson family car, instantly killing Kimberly and Clinton leaving Roosevelt alone in a world devoid of the love and support he has cherished his whole life. Orphaned and heartbroken Roosevelt honors his mother’s wish and moves in with his estranged father, disgruntled construction worker Earl Grant.
Earl is ill equipped to raise the teenage son he never knew, let alone nurture him through an unspeakable tragedy. The relationship is instantly volatile as the mutual resentment between father and son leads to explosive confrontations. Jennifer, Earl’s wife, tries unsuccessfully to bridge the gap between father and son. It isn’t until Roosevelt meets Kyna Tate, a beautiful student at his new school, that Roosevelt begins to live again. Infused with newfound happiness Roosevelt opens up to the possibility of establishing a traditional father-son relationship with Earl. As he begins to piece his life together Roosevelt is blindsided by another life altering circumstance.
Starring: Jamie Hector, Chad L. Coleman, Tamara Fay, Terri J. Vaughn, Tami Roman, Mia Michele, Allen J. West, Valerie Simpson, Jian Pierre Rice & introducing Robbie Tate-Brickle.
Running Time: 108 Minutes