Hey guys, Luce, (an independent and intriguing film) opened in NY & CA on August 2nd, 2019, and will premiere in DC-MD-VA on August 9, 2019. Other cities to follow.
The movie tells the story of a liberal-minded couple, Amy and Peter Edgar, forced to reconsider their image of their adopted son after they discover he has written an extremely disturbing essay for his class at school. Luce premiered at Sundance and Tribeca earlier this year.
The movie stars Naomi Watts, Octavia Spencer, Kelvin Harrison Jr. & Tim Roth. Performances by Andrea Bang, Marsha Stephanie Blake, Norbert Leo Butz, and Astro. Julius Onah directed the movie; Screenplay: Julius Onah & JC Lee; Distributed by NEON & Topic Studios; Producers: Julius Onah, John Baker, Andrew Yang.
Julius Onah is a Nigerian-American filmmaker. His heritage is from Ogoja, Cross River State, Nigeria
Watch the official trailer below
Here are some amazing reviews of the movie:
“A psychological thriller layered with thought-provoking conversations regarding perfection pressure, white privilege, stigma of mental illness with African-Americans and brilliance from Octavia Spencer.”
About Onah’s masterful directing of the movie, Katie Walsh of Tribune News Service, who gave the film a 4 out of 4 stars, said:
“Onah crafts a film where we never know who or what to believe. And though we crave the truth, much like the real world, it’s never freely given.”
Brian Tallerico of RogerEbert.com says about the movie itself:
“It is a deeply smart film about race and expectations. And it’s got one of the best ensemble performances of Sundance 2019. This is one to watch for.”