Nathan Walker (Andre Truss) is a young man living in Chicago Heights, Illinois, many miles south of downtown Chicago. He finds himself entwined every day in the lives of his neighbors. They're polite, friendly, down-to-earth people. But in any community, individuals have their own private passions that their neighbors will never know. Each has a dark secret, a disappointed dream, a fervent hope, a spirit-breaking fear. We accompany Nathan while he comes of age and observe with him as the layers fall away from this seemingly random array of ordinary people who, below their practiced, Christian surfaces, are extraordinarily human.
Directed by: Danieal Nearing
Starring: Andre Truss, Keisha Dyson, Gerrold Johnson, Benny Stewart, William Gray, Ron Jarmon Jr., Michaele Nicole, Simone Wilson, James Barbee, Jason Coleman
“[They] took my favorite book of all time, which is almost universally understood to be
unadaptable, and made a magnificent film out of it.” - Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
“This stunning adaptation of Sherwood Anderson’s Winesburg, Ohio... is an aesthetic
and political knockout… both profoundly affecting on its own right and as a beau ideal of
detournement.” - Monica Westin, Flavorpill
“poetic and haunting” – Sergio Mims, Shadow and Act: On Media of the African Diaspora
“a gorgeously photographed, beautifully scored tour de force.” – Marty Rubin, The Gene
Siskel Film Center
Black International Cinema Berlin 2010
Best Film in a Fine Arts Discipline
Black Harvest Film Festival 2010
San Francisco Black Film Festival 2010
Montreal Black Film Festival 2010