Film: Jimmy Jean-Louis in “Everything but a Man”

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Everything but a Man, starring Haitian actor Jimmy Jean-Louis, premiered at the 20th annual American Black Film Festival (ABFF). I guess I’ll have to see it to find out whether Jean-Louis will only be referred to as “a mysterious French-speaking black man from another country” (a situation reminiscent of “The Haitian” in Heroes) or whether his character has a full identity and depth.

The film, which is produced by Jean-Louis, also received 6 nominations at the festival including: Best Screenplay (Nnegest Likke), Best Director (Nnegest Likke), Best Actor (Jimmy Jean-Louis), Best Director (Monica Calhoun), Best Film, and Audience Award.

DescriptionEverything but a Man is a romantic dramedy that follows a self-made, African-American career woman who despite all her material success is a failure when it comes to men. But after a romantic encounter with a mysterious French-speaking black man from another country, his radical lifestyle differences shake up her world and challenge her perspective on love, relationships and what it means to be a ‘strong’ woman.

For more information, see http://eventguidenews.com/2016/06/09/everything-but-a-man-to-premiere-at-american-black-film-festival-with-6-nominations/ and http://www.sawpanse.com/2016/06/12/everything-but-a-man-american-black-film-festival/

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