About the Film
Set in early 1970s Harlem, this is a timeless and moving love story of both a couple’s unbreakable bond and the African-American family’s empowering embrace, as told through the eyes of 19-year-old Tish Rivers.
A daughter and wife-to-be, Tish vividly recalls the passion, respect and trust that have connected her and her artist fiancé. Friends since childhood, the devoted couple dream of a future together but their plans are derailed when he is arrested for a crime he did not commit. Based on a book by James Baldwin, the story takes place in a racially biased world in which the filmmaker poetically shows how love and humanity endure.
“This movie works as a timeless romance, a family drama, a legal thriller and a poignant social commentary. A great American novel has been turned into a great American film.” -Chicago Sun Times