Narrative Feature Competition
A JURIED COMPETITION FEATURING THE BEST OF INTERNATIONAL CINEMA
The winner of the Narrative Feature Competition is selected by a jury.
1982
USA, 2013, 90 min., Color

Wayne Brady is an evil drug dealer. Now that I have your attention…

Tommy Oliver’s directorial debut, 1982, paints a cracked portrait of the effects of drug addiction on a struggling Philadelphia family.

Tim is a hard working husband to Shenae and loving father of Maya. At first Tim and Shenae’s marriage appears to be deteriorating due to possible infidelities, but it’s actually her drug addiction that is ripping this family apart. Young Maya is forced to watch her mother’s desperate attempts to pay for her next fix, while local drug pusher, Alonzo (played by the aforementioned Wayne Brady) is lurks around the house always looking to make matters worse. Things start to steamroll from bad to worse to tragic as Tim tries to hold it all together.

Deftly directed, 1982 offers a vivid insight into the beginnings of the crack epidemic that portrays the problem honestly, without preaching, and crescendos in a final 20 minutes that will leave audiences reeling.

—James Faust

Screenings
Executive Producer
Marcea Bland-Lloyd, Paull Cho, Hill Harper, Heather Rae
Director
Tommy Oliver
Screenwriter
Tommy Oliver
Producer
Tommy Oliver
Cinematographer
Daniel Vecchione
Editor
Tovah Leibowitz, Tommy Oliver
Music
John Jennings Boyd
Production Design
Maggie Ruder
Cast
Hill Harper, Troi Zee, Sharon Leal, La La Anthony, Wayne Brady

Director Bio
Philadelphia-born filmmaker Tommy Oliver graduated from Carnegie Mellon University, where he doubled majored in Economics and Digital Media. In 2011 his film KINYARWANDA, was named a top 10 film of the year by Roger Ebert and also won the World Cinema Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival. He is cofounder of the production company Confluential Films
Screenings Co-presented by:
Austin Film Festival
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