I Will Follow (film)
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|I Will Follow|
|Directed by||Ava DuVernay|
|Produced by||Ava DuVernay
|Written by||Ava DuVernay|
|Music by||Kathryn Bostic|
|Editing by||Spencer Averick|
|Running time||88 minutes|
I Will Follow is an independent feature film written, produced and directed by Ava DuVernay, and starring Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Beverly Todd, Omari Hardwick, Michole White, Dijon Talton, Royale Watkins, Damone Roberts, Tracie Thoms and Blair Underwood.
Richardson-Whitfield portrays Maye, a successful artist who has taken leave from work to care for her ill aunt, Amanda (played by Beverly Todd). As the film begins, Maye is moving out of the home she once shared with Amanda after her death and contemplating her relationships, her career, her past and her future.
The film is a character study, proceeding at a leisurely pace and interspersed with twelve visitors - family, friends and strangers - who help Maye move on emotionally and physically.
The film was shot in 15 days on location in Topanga Canyon, California.
I Will Follow made its world premiere in New York City on September 18, 2010 as the Closing Night Selection of Urbanworld Film Festival, the nation's largest multicultural cinematic event, where it won Audience Honors. The film is also an Official Selection of Chicago International Film Festival and a BreakThrough Selection of AFI Film Festival.
The film opened theatrically nationwide on March 11, 2011 by AFFRM.
"I Will Follow" was the first film to use footage from the 2009 inauguration of the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama.
- Black Reel Awards
- Image Awards
- 2012, Outstanding Independent Motion Picture (Pending)
- Official website
- I Will Follow at the Internet Movie Database
- Urbanworld Film Festival page
- DAILY VARIETY announcement of I WILL FOLLOW as Urbanworld Closing Night Selection
- "I Will Follow (2011)". rotten tomatoes. Retrieved 25 May 2012.