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.