NEW YORK, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Film Life, Inc., announces the
domestic home entertainment release of the riveting family movie GETTIN'
GROWN. The film, an official selection of the 2007 American Black Film
Festival, is slated for release on April 22, 2008. Film Life has partnered
with Warner Home Video to distribute the movie for home entertainment under
its ABFF DVD Series label.
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GETTIN' GROWN is a thought-provoking film that tells the powerful story
of a family's struggle to raise a child in the inner city, where some get
lost and some get grown. Twelve-year-old Eric is sent to fill a
prescription for his grandmother. On his journey through the neighborhood,
things become unexpectedly complicated as he is forced to make decisions
that seem logical to him, but which in fact bring him to the brink of
danger. The question is, will he make the right choices?
The film is written and directed by Aaron Greer and produced by Dr.
Fran Kaplan and Anthony Ferraro. It stars Isaiah Matthew, Ginger Manning,
Patricia Bridges, Xavier O'Ryan, Jerome Pulley Jr., John Luckett and
Timothy "Cutt Up" McGee.
"This film is essential viewing for children and parents alike. It
depicts the modern-day struggles one faces growing up in an urban
environment, without resorting to the mainstream media's sensationalized
focus on drugs, sex and violence," said Jeff Friday, Founder/CEO of Film
Aaron Greer, the film's director, said, "My vision was to develop the
characters and setting of a movie in which Americans of all colors could
see a realistic portrayal of an inner-city African American family. The
story I created essentially contains universal themes with which all ethnic
groups can identify."
GETTIN' GROWN has been awarded the Dove Foundation seal of approval as
"wholesome entertainment for the whole family." The Dove Foundation,
founded in 1991, encourages and promotes the creation, production,
distribution and consumption of film and video that all generations can
About Warner Home Video
With operations in 90 international territories, Warner Home Video, a
Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, commands the largest distribution
infrastructure in the global video marketplace. Warner Home Video's film
library is the largest of any studio, offering top quality new and vintage
titles from the repertoires of Warner Bros. Pictures, Turner Entertainment,
Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Home Video and New Line Home Entertainment.
About Film Life Pictures
Film Life Pictures is a division of Film Life, Inc., a New York-based
marketing, media and distribution company that was founded in 2002 by Jeff
Friday, its CEO. The company's mission is to spearhead the global
distribution of Black independent cinema and be the leading
producer/distributor of Black films, television, events and digital
content. Its signature properties include the American Black Film Festival
and the Black Movie Awards. For further information, visit
SOURCE Film Life, Inc.