Beyond the Lights
As you know it is very important to have balance in your life. I took a little time to enjoy a movie this week. I had the pleasure of seeing “Beyond the Lights” movie last night. What a wonderful movie. Many of you may know Gina Prince-Bythewood’s work from, “Love & Basketball”, “Secret Life of Bees” and “A Different World”. She has DONE it again!! This movie is a beautiful love story like “Love & Basketball”. Gina took us to lots of great locations in this movie and really allowed us to fall in love with the characters. There are several cameos in the movie that were exciting to see. And a complete surprise to me was Amar’e Stoudamire as producer of the movie (I guess he does more than play basketball). The relationships in this movie were so wonderful especially refreshing was the father and son dynamic between Danny Glover and Nate Parker’s characters. Anyone that is a fan of “Black & Sexy TV” “Hello Cupid” if you don’t blink you will see Robyn (@xoHayleyMarie) Hayley Marie Norman. I am still hoping for a sequel to “Love & Basketball” and now “Beyond the Lights” too! The music is AMAZING during the whole movie. The soundtrack has some great slow songs by Amel Larrieux, Kevin Ross and one of my favs India.Arie. This movie will be in theaters November 14, 2014.
My friend Kelley L. Carter interviewed Gina Prince-Bythewood and she told the story of why it took 5 YEARS to make this film! Please read it HERE
Please let me know what you think of it in the comments section!