Life and Nothing More
CAST: Andrew Bleechington, Regina Williams, Robert Williams DIRECTOR: Antonio Mendez Esparza TUESDAY FILM SERIES
Standing on the edge of adulthood, Andrew yearns to find his purpose as a young black man in today's America. With his mother longing to find more to her life than parenting, Andrew is forced to take on the mounting pressure of family responsibility. His search for connection with an absent father, leads him to a dangerous crossroads.
One of the year's most essential films.Peter Debruge, Variety
Esparza's vision of motherhood, as a fortress whose foundations must hold even on the shakiest of grounds, pulls us into a soaring emotional tide, and keeps us entranced, marveling at Williams's talent and charm as a non-professional actor.Ela Bittencourt, Hyperallergic
While Esparza's exploration of the passive aggressiveness of white privilege is blisteringly good, he stitches these everyday prejudices into the broader landscape of their lives and his film is richer for it.Amber Wilkinson, Eye for Film