Among the many films being featured at the Annapolis Film Festival, be sure to see…
Charles Bradley: Soul of America
Which charts the extraordinary late-in-life success story of 62-year-old soul singer Charles Bradley. His debut album rocketed him from homelessness and tragedy to Rolling Stone magazine’s top 50 albums of 2011. Thefilm tracks the volatile months between his 62nd birthday and his album release and world tour. Bradley’s incredible transformation from a James Brown impersonator to a soul legend was a dream in the making for 48 years. Prepare to be inspired! The film’s director, Poull Brien, will be a guest at the Festival. For a taste of Charles Bradley’s gut-wrenching sound, listen to him singing “Heartache and Pain” with the Menahan Street Band here.
Get Together Girls
The true story of six former Kenyan “street” girls who became fashion designers. After graduating from their “home for marginalized children,” the girls are taken under the wing of Grace Orsolato who teaches them to sew. Now, with their Get Together collection of fashionable women’s attire, their future is secure.
The Exquisite Corpse Project
A comedy/drama/doc/thriller/action movie/buddy picture/heist flick! Five comedy writers met the challenge of writing 15 pages each, after reading only the previous 5 pages. You’ve not seen anything like this before. The movie resonates emotionally and is consistently laugh-out-loud funny! These comedic filmmakers will be on hand to do some stand-up comedy, live at AFF.