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title. Jerico

release date. May 2018

territory. US DVD, Streaming, Worldwide

Synopsis

Jerico  is the story of best friends who set out on a dangerous, but comedic journey that challenges the restrictions of a Jim Crow South to fulfill their dreams. It is set in Mississippi, primarily in 1964 on the morning of the signing of the civil rights act.  Our stars, Jerico and Jarvis, are just trying to make it to work, but as you'll soon find out, that's a lot easier said than done.

 

Jerico stars the legendary Irma P. Hall, iconic Comedian George Wallace, JoMarie Payton from Family Matters, Gregg Daniel from HBO's True Blood  and True Detective and Numa Perrier from Black and Sexy TV.

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Awards 

5 Best Films

Capital City Black Film Festival – Austin Texas - 2016

Long Beach Indie International Film Festival -

Long Beach Ca.- 2016

Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival – Cleveland ,Oh - 2016

Gary International Film Festival – Gary Indiana - 2016

Denton Black Film Festival – Denton, Texas - 2017

3 Audience Choice Awards 

Macon Film Festival – Macon, Ga. - 2016

Riverside International Film Festival – Riverside, Ca -2016

Frame 4 Frame Film Festival  - Arlington. Tx - 2017

2 Awards of Excellence 

Canada International Film Festival - 2016

African American Arts Alliance of Chicago - 2016

2 Best Actors - Brandon Lewis

International Pan African Film Festival of Cannes, Fr - 2016

Women’s  International Film Festival - Miami, Fl - 2016

1BestSupporting Actor - Willie Minor

International Pan African Film Festival of Cannes,

- Cannes, France

1 Best New Director - Seckeita Lewis 

Women’s International  Film Festival

Additional Screenings

Chicago Black Harvest Film Festival 

Langston Hughes African American Film Festival, Seattle

Reviews

“cheeky revisionist humor that flips the darkness of that era into a bright, theatrical light”  Leah Pickett, Chicago Reader 

"“whip-smart surrealist satire”  Karon Spearman, Austin Chronicle 

“A perfect balance of satire and the poignancy and power of the struggle Blacks have endured in America.” That Lady Ray, Chicago Now


“seamlessly intertwines the social injustice with slapstick comedy thanks to clever writing and outstanding acting” Katie Jenkins, North Texas Daley 

“must see hilarious and historic movie”  Lumbie Mlambo, Equanimity Magazine
 

Jerico in the News

Official Trailer