Event description

SECTION B – Magic – 2:05 pm-3:15 pm

The Tale of Four (Invited)
Director: Gabourey Sidibe
Producers: Lisa Cortes, Shannon Gibson, Kia Perry

From the Oscar-nominated actress Gabourey Sidibe, best known for her roles in the hit Fox series EMPIRE and box office movie PRECIOUS, comes The Tale Of Four. Her directorial debut, inspired by Nina Simone’s song, “Four Women,” this narrative explores the inner lives of Aunt Sarah (played by Grammy-nominated singer Ledisi), bound and burdened by duty; Saffronia (played by Meagan Kimberly Smith from hit movie Blindspot) who is searching for identity; Sweet Thing (played by Dana Gourrier from the hit movie The Butler) who looks to reconcile sex with love; and Peaches (played by Aisha Hinds from the hit series Underground) who seeks justice for her son. Separate stories reflective of multi-faceted African American women connected by the inner city building that they live in, ultimately converge on one fateful day through unheralded acts of bravery.