A film that you don’t have to be gay to be moved by.
Out On Film, Atlanta’s LGBT film festival, will open its 27th annual international event with the debut of Patrik-Ian Polk’s(“Noah’s Arc”) acclaimed “Blackbird” on October 2nd. This adaptation of Larry Duplechan’s book, written by Polk and Rikki Beadle Blair, stars Academy Award winner Mo’Nique, Isaiah Washington (“Grey’s Anatomy”), D. Woods (Danity Kane) and newcomer Julian Walker. Polk is known for the breakthrough TV series “Noah’s Arc” as well as the films “Punks,” “Noah’s Arc: Jumping the Broom,” and “The Skinny.”
‘Blackbird” stars Walker as 17-year-old Randy, a devout choir boy living in a conservative Mississippi town, struggling to understand his sexuality while also caring for his mother following his sister’s disappearance. The film is the first starring role for Mo’Nique following her Oscar-winning performance in “Precious” and features Washington as Randy’s absentee father. Several of the cast/crew members will be in attendance for the screening. Already confirmed are Julian Walker, Torrey Laamar (Todd) and Nikki Jane (Crystal).