Jerico

JericoRelease Date:  8/20/16; Chicago Black Harvest Film Festival
Genre:  Comedy
Rating:  NR
Running Time:  98 mins.
Director:  Seckeita Lewis
Studio(s):   Lewis Taylor Productions, TigerEye Films
Cast:   Irma P. Hall (Grandma), Jo Marie Payton (Maebell), George Wallace (Greg Parsons), Anthony Fort (Jarvis Cook), Brandon Lewis (Jerico Walker).

Story:  Set in the Jim Crow South and bursting with goofy musical numbers and slapstick, Jerico takes the daring step of creating high comedy from the darker and more violent aspects of segregation.  A Klan action over an African American man’s bid for promotion at work leaves a family legacy that the next generation is forced to reckon with on the very day the Civil Rights Act passes. Crazy chases, ruses, redneck villains, romantic missteps, and a black man in white face all keep this plot humming, as two guys just trying to get to work become unintentional heroes on that fateful 1964 morning.  Source(s):  Siskel Film Center; IMDB.

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