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Roadside Attractions Acquires Acclaimed Sundance Film ‘Exhibiting Forgiveness,’ Starring André Holland And Andra Day

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Roadside Attractions has secured the rights to Exhibiting Forgiveness, the 2024 Sundance sensation starring André Holland, Andra Day, John Earl Jelks, and Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor. Set for its theatrical release this fall, the film marks the directorial debut of renowned artist Titus Kaphar, who also penned the script. 

The synopsis reads: Tarrell Rodin (Holland) is an admired American painter who lives with his wife, singer-songwriter Aisha (Day), and young son, Jermaine. His artwork excavates beauty from the anguish of his youth, keeping past wounds at bay. His path to success is derailed by an unexpected visit from his estranged father, La’Ron (Jelks), a recovering addict desperate to reconcile. La’Ron visits at the invitation of Tarrell’s mother, Joyce (Ellis-Taylor) a pious woman with a profound and joyful spirituality. She hopes that Tarrell can open his heart to forgiveness, giving them all another chance at being a family. Tarrell and La’Ron learn that forgetting might be a greater challenge than forgiving in this raw and deeply moving film.    

“Titus has changed the world with his art, and this film will bring him a legion of new fans and delight the many who already love his work,” said Howard Cohen and Eric d’Arbeloff, Roadside Attractions Co-Presidents, in a statement. “These are four jaw-dropping performances which we have no doubt are the finest ensemble filmgoers will see this year.”         

Kaphar added, “Even the most extraordinary film in the world would remain hidden without the right distribution team; I’m so excited that our film has found its champion. Roadside has a reputation for bringing us unflinching movie experiences that center innovative and character-driven storytelling. I’m honored to have their support, and proud that ‘Exhibiting Forgiveness’ will become part of their outstanding portfolio.”  

Titus Kaphar’s latest documentary short, “Shut Up and Paint,” made the Academy Award shortlist in 2022.

“Exhibiting Forgiveness,” a production by Hunting Lane, Homegrown, Shade Pictures, and Revolution Ready, was brought to life by producers Stephanie Allain, Derek Cianfrance, Jamie Patricof, Sean Cotton, and Titus Kaphar. 

The film also stars Ian Foreman, Daniel Michael Barriere, Matthew Elam and Jaime Ray Newman. It is executive produced by Claire Brooks, Stephanie Blackwood, and Kim Coleman, with Rachel Halilej, Natalie Renee, and Michael VQ as co-producers.

Ayanna Nicole

Hi! I’m Ayanna, a writer and artist. Although I graduated from The University of North Carolina at Charlotte with two degrees in art and psychology, I’ve had a passion for writing for as long as I can remember. By following my dreams and utilizing my creativity, I designed Jaro Magazine with the ultimate intention of bringing more positive stories in the black community to the forefront, while also highlighting our versatile and vibrant culture through Jaro’s four modes: film, books, art, and music. I also manage a book hub, which you can find on Instagram @bloomingliterature.

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