As you know, on Wednesday night I went to the premiere of producer Lee Daniels’ directorial debut, “Shadowboxer.” It opens today in select theaters around the country (<== click hyperlink to check for your city).
I can’t emphasize enough how much I enjoyed this movie. I was riveted all the way through, never once sure of the film’s final destination, but totally gripped by the journey. (For the record, the final destination was quite satisfying.)
Seriously. This is Cuba like you’ve never seen him before. He totally blew us away (I went to the screening with Lyn Talbert and Diondre Jones). Cuba got his street cred back and then some. Excellent acting, excellent role. The entire cast was exceptional.
Everything about the movie was top shelf, including the breathtaking cinematography and the elegant, poignant score.
I was bursting with pride and glee for Lee Daniels for such a remarkable accomplishment. We got a chance to connect with him at the after-party at a totally cool spot on Sunset called Falcon. (The atmosphere was perfect, the food was delish, and the deejay was banging.)
Check out the trailer for Shadowboxer(click “play,” the arrow button, to watch). And please, support this film. It truly is a coup on behalf of well-done independent filmmaking.
*My head looks enormous in that pic.