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Shut Up and Direct: Painter Titus Kaphar Moves Behind the Camera with “Exhibiting Forgiveness”

Shut Up and Direct: Painter Titus Kaphar Moves Behind the Camera with “Exhibiting Forgiveness”

Moving from the paintbrush to behind the camera, Titus Kaphar the “painter whose work reconfigures and regenerates art history to include the African-American subject” is set to direct Exhibiting Forgiveness. Production could take place this month in New Jersey – naturally any strike might complicate the shoot date. No casting announcements have been made yet but there is a formidable trio of folks producing the project. We find Blue Valentine alumni Jamie Patricof and filmmaker Derek Cianfrance joining forces with Stephanie Allain (best known for producing Hustle & Flow). Here’s the synopsis below:

A renowned painter who rose from an impoverished past, must confront his once highly abusive addict father, La’Ron, after 15 years of distance between them. Although La’Ron claims to have been reformed by his new relationship with Christ, their reconnection stirs up buried trauma, launching Tarrell into incendiary anxiety, and sending destructive shockwaves through the family. Tarrell must decide if he’s able to forgive, or if he will cut off his father forever.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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