NEWLYWEEDS at the Charles Theater – This Week Only!


Trae Harris as Nina and Amari Cheatom as Lyle in NEWLYWEEDS. Photo credit: Daniel Patterson/Phase 4 Films.

Shaka King‘s NEWLYWEEDS, which premiered at Sundance 2013, will screen at the Charles Theater as part of the Charles Theater Revival series tonight (10/14) at 7:00pm and Thursday (10/17) at 9:00pm.  NEWLYWEEDS stars Baltimore native Trae Harris and features Gbenga Akinnagbe from seasons 3, 4, and 5 of The Wire. Thursday night’s screening will have special guests director Shaka King and cast members from The Wire for Q & A after the screening.  Click here for more information and click here to purchase tickets.

“Promoted as a hip stoner comedy, NEWLYWEEDS sustains an amiable, jocular tone, even when its characters flirt with self-destruction. This portrait of a cannabis-using couple living in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn puts on the appearance of a happy-go-lucky romp. But under its nonchalance is a cautionary story about potentially wasted lives that feels as close to ‘The Panic in Needle Park’ as it does to a Cheech and Chong movie.”
Steve HoldenThe New York Timesclick here for the complete review.

“…The attention-grabber is King’s mosaic-like depiction of Brooklyn, shot with a captivating vibrancy by Daniel Patterson. The sights, sounds and sociological quirks of Lyle’s and Nina’s particular circle of existence are what give NEWLYWEEDS its indie resonance, less a city symphony than an urban alt-fugue.”
Robert AbeleLA Times

Screening information:

The Charles Theater
1711 N. Charles Street
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17 9:00PM. Thursday night screening featuring Shaka King and The Wire cast members for Q & A after the show.

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