Trailer Watch: Jono Oliver’s Home: ___
Last year Jono Oliver’s Home:___ was one of our recommended projects on our curated Kickstarter page and now it’s finished and beginning to premiere on the festival circuit. At Shadow and Act, Tambay Obenson weighs in with thoughts following a screening:
I attended a screening of the film at the DGA theater here in New York over the weekend, going in with really no idea of what to expect (which is rare for me), because I hadn’t seen anything of the film before then, with Gbenga, Morton, McDaniel and Whitlock being the actors in this ensemble cast whose previous work I was most familiar with. And they’re all good actors, so that was enough of a draw.
I’ll be writing up an early review of it (it’s set to premiere on the film festival circuit later this year), and will post later this week; but, in short, I was impressed with the indie film! Akinnagbe carries it with a strong performance as a man who simply wants nothing more than to live as any other man would.
Similar films like One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest immediately came to mind during the screening. Not that it’s exactly like that film (both do maintain a nice balance between the dramatic and the comedic), but that’s a landmark movie I think most will immediately recognize and refer to when conversations about dramas set in mental institutions are had.
Check out the trailer above.