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Friday, April 6, 2018
San Francisco Film Festival premiering A Boy A Girl A Dream
'A BOY. A GIRL. A DREAM,' STARRING
OMARI HARDWICK, MEAGAN GOOD AND JAY ELLIS TO SCREEN AT THE SAN FRANCISCO FILM FESTIVAL APRIL 10 & 13TH
Director Qasim Basir and producer Datari Turner to attend
(LOS ANGELES) - April 4, 2018 - Datari Turner Productions has announced that A Boy. A Girl. A Dream - the critically-acclaimed one-take film that premiered at Sundance in January - will screen at the 2018 San Francisco Film Festival (SFFILM) on Tuesday, April 10at 6:00pm and
Friday, April 13 at 9:00pm.
Director Qasim Basir and producer Datari Turner will attend on individual nights and participate in a Q&A talk-back (Turner on 4/10 and Basir on 4/13).Tickets can be purchased online here.
Starring Omari Hardwick (Starz' "Power"), Meagan Good (Hulu's upcoming "Foxy Brown"), Jay Ellis (HBO's "Insecure"), and Kenya Barris (ABC's "black-ish"), A Boy. A Girl. A Dreamis set on the night of the 2016 Presidential election, when "Cass" (Hardwick), an L.A. club promoter, takes a thrilling and emotional journey with "Free" (Good), a Midwestern visitor. She challenges him to revisit his broken dreams - while he pushes her to discover hers.
Written by Basir and Samantha Turner, A BOY. A GIRL. A DREAM was produced by Datari Turner through his Production Banner Datari Turner Productions. Executive producers on the film are Jash'd Kambui Belcher, Louis Steyn, TJ Steyn, Jamal Chilton, Tim Weatherspoon, Phil Thornton, Meagan Good, and Omari Hardwick. Follow the film on Instagram at @boygirldream_movie and Facebook.com/boygirldream.
The 2018 SFFILM Festival runs April 4-17 at venues throughout the Bay Area. Visit sffilm.org for more information.
Datari Turner Productions is a California-based Film and Television production company founded by Datari Turner in 2010. Follow @datariturner on Instagram and Twitter for more information.
ABOUT SFFILM FESTIVAL
Founded in 1957, the San Francisco International Film Festival is the longest-running film festival in the Americas. Held each spring for two weeks and highly anticipated by its loyal, passionate audiences, SFFILM Festival is an extraordinary showcase of cinematic discovery and innovation in one of the country's most beautiful cities, featuring more than 180 films and live events with upwards of 100 filmmakers in attendance and nearly two dozen awards presented for excellence in film craft.
ABOUT DATARI TURNER
One of the most prolific independent producers in film and television, Datari Turner is crafting a career like no other. As founder of Datari Turner Productions in 2010, he has produced 30 feature films, including six (6) films that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival: A Boy. A Girl. A Dream(2018); Gook (winner of the NEXT Audience Award in 2017), Ten Thousand Saints (2015), Luv (2012), Another Happy Day (2011) and Salvation Boulevard (2011). All told, his films have earned 98 festival award nominations.
Datari has worked with 4 Academy Award winners (Jennifer Connolly, Common, Marisa Tomei and Ellen Burstyn) and 13 Academy Award nominees, including Ethan Hawke, James Franco, and Ruby Dee.Possessing a keen eye for talent, Turner gave actors Ryan Destiny ("Star") and Michael Rainey Jr ("Power") their big screen debuts and cast rapper Common in his first lead film role (Luv).
On the television side, Datari has produced 100 hours of original programming for networks such as WE tv,BET,TV One, Starz and Oxygen. Datari is creator of the hit WE tv franchise "Growing Up Hip Hop," currently in its 4th season and the network's highest-rated program.
In 2015, Datari signed a first-look deal with CodeBlack/Lionsgate Films. In 2016, he signed a first-look deal with Entertainment One to produce original, unscripted programming for the studio. He is currently executive producing a new Showtime series about the NBA Draft with Lebron James.
A native of Oakland, CA, Datari attended the University of Oklahoma on a full football scholarship and later became a model for top brands such as Banana Republic, Tommy Hilfiger and Sean John. An alum of the ABC/Disney program, Datari resides in Beverly Hills and sits on the board of The Blackhouse Foundation. He is repped by CAA.
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