If you missed our sold-out screening of Newlyweeds on the roof of Trilok Fusion Center for the Arts this summer, now is your chance to see it! The “stoner dramedy” and feature debut from Rooftop Film Fund Grantee Shaka King will begin its theatrical run at Film Forum on September 18th. The filmmaker, along with stars Trae Harris and Amari Cheatom will be present for the 8:20 screening on opening night, Thursday the 18th, with appearances from various cast members, the writers and producer throughout the first week’s run.
Shaka King’s feature film debut is an insightful dark comedy about love and marijuana. Lyle works as a repo man, delivering some of the funniest and most serious scenes in the film. Nina is a free spirit and an occasional baker who decides to work at a children’s museum in order to save money for a trip to the Galapagos. And the only thing that keeps them both sane is smoking pot.
Don’t let the title fool you, Newlyweeds is a sophisticated stoner romantic comedy, a rare film that graciously walks the fine line between the ills and the humor of chemical dependency.
Check out the trailer here.
Following its debut at Film Forum, Newlyweeds will be showing at select theaters nationwide beginning on Friday 9/20. Tell your friends!
Here’s the full schedule of appearances:
Shaka King, Amari Cheatom & Trae Harris
Wednesday, September 18 · 8:20pm
Producer Gbenga Akinnagbe, actor Hassan Johnson and Shaka King
Thursday, September 19 · 8:20pm
Actors Anthony Chilsom and Tonya Pinkings and Shaka King
Sunday, September 22 · 8:20pm
Actor Tone Tank, Composer Scott Thorough and Shaka King
Thursday, September 26 · 8:20pm
Sunday, September 29 · 8:20pm
Here is where they are showing around the nation:
Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza 15 (Los Angeles)
The Rave 18 aka The Bridge (Los Angeles)
Tinseltown 17 (Atlanta, GA)
Egyptian 24 +XD (Baltimore, MD)
Military Circle 18 (Norfolk, VA)