‘The North Star’ Shines Light On American Slavery

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Well, it looks like 2014 is keeping the fire ablaze for Black cinema!

Named after Fredrick Douglass’ anti-slavery newspaper, The North Star, this indie film is sure to be a one of the most compelling stories in cinema this year. With former NFL linebacker, Jeremiah Trotter portraying the real-life perils and triumphs of runaway slave, Big Ben Jones, action-packed drama is definitely to be expected.

The movie, written and directed by Thomas K. Phillips, shares the compelling story about a man enslaved in the state of Virginia seeking to escape to freedom with the help of Quakers to Buckingham, PA in 1848.

Its screening is scheduled for Feb 6-17th, 2014 at the Pan African Film Festival’s 22nd anniversary in Los Angeles.

With the likes of Lynn Whitfield, Michael Jai White, Michael Rapaport, and Clifton Powell as cast members, it is safe to say that The North Star will be a shining example cinematic glory.

Take a look at the trailer below: