Shatara Michelle Ford’s award-winning function debut has discovered a house. A press launch introduced that Kino Lorber acquired North American rights to “Check Sample,” described as “half psychological horror, half realist drama set in opposition to the backdrop of nationwide discussions round inequitable well being care and policing, the #metoo motion, and race in America.” Ford penned the well timed pic and is amongst its producers.
“Check Sample” follows “an interracial couple whose relationship is put to the check after a Black lady is sexually assaulted and her white boyfriend drives her from hospital to hospital seeking a rape equipment. The movie analyzes the consequences of the systemic components and social conditioning girls face when navigating intercourse and consent throughout the American patriarchy, together with exploring institutional racism from a Black feminine viewpoint,” in response to its official synopsis.
The function, which has received honors at BlackStar Movie Pageant and New Orleans Movie Pageant, had a girl on the head of each division. Its manufacturing crew included greater than 60 p.c BIPOC, and greater than 40 p.c of “Check Sample’s” forged and crew self-identify as LGBTQIA.
“Making ‘Check Sample’ with defiance was a transformative, radical act and I’m happy it has discovered its rightful residence at Kino Lorber,” stated Ford. “It’s a pleasure to be in partnership with their group as we carry this movie to the general public and formally enter the broader dialog about oppressive whiteness, energy, and America’s systemic failure of Black girls throughout an extremely well timed and unprecedented second.”
Kino Lorber SVP Wendy Lidell added, “We live in a exceptional second when social actions on a number of fronts are coalescing and a brand new era is discovering its voice. Just like the equally well timed ‘I Might Destroy You’ on HBO, ‘Check Sample’ is a cri du coeur from a younger Black lady inspecting whiteness and sexual consent. We must always all pay attention. We at Kino Lorber are proud to amplify Shatara Michelle Ford’s voice.”
“Check Sample” is slated for an early 2021 launch. Brittany S. Corridor, Will Brill, Gail Bean, and Drew Fuller star.