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September 2006
First Look: Blackout

First Look:

Director: Jerry Lamothe
Production Company: Tru Life Films
Executive Producer: Judith Aidoo and Uptown Movie Network
Screenwriter: Jerry Lamothe
Cast: Jeffrey Wright, Zoe Saldana, Melvin Van Peebles, Latanya Richardson, Anthony Chisholm, Saul Rubinek, Jamie Hector, and Sean Blakemore

Making its debut at 2007 Tribeca Film Festival

In summer 2003, America experienced the largest blackout in its history—widely reported as peaceful. But in Brooklyn's forgotten East Flatbush neighborhood, mayhem unfolded when the power shut down. This is the untold story of the blackout—a place where, as night fell, looters emerged, violence surfaced and residents feared for their lives. Jeffrey Wright plays "Nelson" the owner and pillar of the local barbershop. Zoe Saldana plays "Claudine" an ambitious writer for "uptown" magazine.

Jerry LaMothe talks about "Blackout"


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