The Photograph

My Mae, I wish I had put as much courage into love as I put into my work.

Through  pictures, memories, words, connection, vulnerability…that is the work  of love.  Through Meghie’s words and direction, the vulnerability of love stares us in the face…black love in all its joy and pain creates beauty in this multi-generational and multi-layered film.  This is the world I know and walk in.

PS: I am my mother’s child…there was one scene that I saw my mother and I.  I finally understood.

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From the desk of Dr. Dion Metzger

I was overdue for a love story with all the violence and turmoil of this year’s Oscar nominees. The romantic in me was smiling at the combination of the beautiful people, nostalgic soundtrack (Anita Baker and Karyn White…what!) and city backdrop of “The Photograph”. I would describe it as a mashup of “Love Jones” with the vintage of “If Beale Street Could Talk”. If you’re craving some post-Valentine warm and fuzzies, cue this up on your stream list.

Metzger: tv

Morton: movie-tickets-300x211

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“The Photograph”

Directed By: Stella Meghie

Starring: LaKeith Stanfield, Issa Rae, Chanté Adams

Runtime: 1 hr, 46 mins

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