Kings of the Evening (2007)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Ensemble Film, Period Film, Rural Drama  |   Release Date - Jun 11, 2010 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - PG
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This independently produced drama from director Andrew P. Jones travels back to the Great Depression of the 1930s. It tells the sad saga of Homer Hobbs (Tyson Beckford), a young African-American man who wraps up a two-year jail sentence and returns home to his dead-end small town with a complete lack of prospects. Instinctively, Homer develops a rapport and begins to stick together with four other people roughly in the same boat as he is: Clarence (Glynn Turman), a zero who longs to be someone significant; Gracie (Lynn Whitfield), a down-and-out boarding-house owner who harbors a shocking secret; Benny (Reginald T. Dorsey), a street hustler who plans to relocate to sunny Florida and start afresh; and Lucy (Linara Washington), a woman whose scandalous past threatens to destroy the lives of those around her.

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ex-convict, friendship, Great-Depression