The Urban Movie Channel has announced that they will release the urban-coming-of-age indie, Blackbird in theaters this April.
The is a personal, controversial, and inspiring story that introduces two up and coming actors, Julian Walker and Kevin Allesee. Blackbird tells the story of seventeen-year-old Randy (Julian Walker), a devout Christian who tries very hard to be a good person. Since his father (Isaiah Washington) left, Randy takes care of his emotionally disturbed mother (Mo’Nique), sings lead in the church choir and is the kind of friend all of his classmates can depend on.
As strong as he seems on the outside, Randy is hiding a secret inner struggle – a denial of his true self. It is not until he opens himself up to love that he discovers that becoming a man means accepting who you really are.
Based on the novel by the same name by Larry Duplechan, the film is directed by Patrik-Ian Polk (Noah’s Arc, The Skinny), which he also co-wrote with Rikki Beadle Blair (Stonewall). The film stars Oscar winner Mo’Nique (Precious) and Isaiah Washington (Grey’s Anatomy, Blue Caprice, The 100)
Blackbird opens in theaters on April 24, 2015.
Check out the trailer and clips from the film below: