‘Changing the Game’ from North Philly to Wall Street

Four days ago, Rel Dowel’s ‘Changing the Game,’ with Tony Todd, Irma P. Hall, and Kirk Jones, opened in 5 cities (Philadelphia, New York, Chicago, D.C., and Atlanta).  It’s been getting some great reviews and generating an amount of hype, with NYC Movie Guru calling the film “suspenseful, intriguing, wise and genuinely heartfelt.”

The synopsis:

An epic tale about a supremely intelligent young African-American male who rises from the ferocious and oppressive streets of North Philadelphia to being a shining star in the lucrative world of high finance at Wall Street’s most prestigious firm. However, he soon finds that the white-collar world is filled with crime and death just like the drug-filled hood he left behind. His only chance of survival is to fully integrate a mysterious gift from a slain childhood friend fully into the fabric of his character.

The trailer:

And some audience reactions from its premiere:

About BFC/A

The Black Film Center/Archive at Indiana University was established in 1981 as the first archival repository dedicated to collecting, preserving, and making available historically and culturally significant films by and about black people. The BFC/A's primary objectives are to promote scholarship on black film and to serve as an open resource for scholars, researchers, students, and the general public; to encourage creative film activity by independent black filmmakers; and to undertake and support research on the history, impact, theory, and aesthetics of black film traditions. View all posts by BFC/A

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