Monday, January 21, 2008
True Grit(s): a faux cinema verite' docu-dramedy
True Grit(s): a faux cinema verite' docu-dramedy, uses the urban legend of Mary Woodson's gritty revenge against lover Al Green, as a springboard to explore the issue of cheating. Three directors (Tonya Pinkins, Shawn Carter Peterson, Blaine Teamer) combine documentary with narrative to examine the various facets of cheating. Tony Award winner Pinkins, comedian Kym Whitley (Fun with Dick and Jane, Nutty Professor II), Jonathan Julian (Noah's Arc), Indira Gibson (BUFU) and recording artist Sy Smith round out the dynamic and multi-cultural cast. Comedic and cathartic, people give their definitions of cheating and share their "True Grit(s)" experiences of when love went awry. You don’t know grit about cheating!