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Alfre Woodard and Gbenga Akinnagbe shine in an indie film about screwed up families and impossible dreams that won't die.
"Perspectives from a local and international standpoint distinguish the fifth annual New Voices in Black Cinema, running Thursday through next Sunday at BAMCinématek. The festival begins with the world premiere of 'Knucklehead'..."
"Alfre exposes the humanity beneath her character’s meanness, and that single moment elevates the entire movie” - Bryan Abrams, co-writer...
Five Stars "Gritty and raw, but ringed with tinges of hope, KNUCKLEHEAD hits hard, yet unexpectedly offers touches of levity and humor."
Fist in air, menacing look on her face, actress Alfre Woodard stands ready to punch. The object of her anger is actor Gbenga Akinnabe. Withering in fear, trying to escape her grip...
"Alfre Woodard and Gbenga Akkinagbe star in "Knucklehead," a film about a mentally disabled man struggling with independence in Bed-Stuy..."
INT. APARTMENT, BROOKLYN, NY – DAY
Alfre Woodard’s on the set of a small, independent film in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn. She’s sitting on a couch in a cockroach infested apartment ...
"In 'Knucklehead', the legendary star teams up with The Wire’s Gbenga Akinnagbe to take on a topic that’s still rarely talked about in the black community..."
"Boasting 4 New York premieres, 1 US premiere, and 1 world premiere, the New Voices in Black Cinema festival - a festival I co-curate, which takes place in Brooklyn, NY - will run from Thursday, March 26 through Sunday, March 29, at BAMcinématek..."
"Ben Bowman’s 'Knucklehead' will open BAMcinématek’s fifth annual New Voices in Black Cinema, running March 26 to March 29. The film is a hard-hitting Brooklyn drama starring Alfre Woodard and Gbenga Akinnagbe (“The Wire”). The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Bowman and Akinnagbe..."