Without question, cult classics like “Love Jones” and “Love & Basketball” have firmly established their place atop the list of go-to movies that portray black love in all its glory. For everyone who still swoons each time Darius delivers “A Blues For Nina (Brotha to the Night),” or slowly boils with resentment when Quincy flips the script on Monica, then director Nefertite Nguvu’s feature film “In the Morning” will definitely be your cup of tea.

Shadow and Act describes “In the Morning” as an “ensemble drama” that explores love and all its accompanying bullshit through the eyes of three New York City women whose various relationship predicaments provide the basis for visually intertwined tales of romantic ideologies.  The film’s official website offers the following synopsis:

“Two lovers: Malik and Cadence, meet to ceremoniously end a whirlwind romance that has collapsed under the weight of fears, obligations and regrets. A couple: Zuri and Leal, sift through the remains of their broken relationship as they try to make a life altering decision, journeying through the bitter heartbreak that comes with faded love, disintegrated trust, and dreams abandoned. For everyone, life will be indelibly altered in the morning.”


“In the Morning” stars Jacky Edo, Emayatzy Corinealdi, JoNell Kennedy, De’Adre Aziza, Kim Hill, Numa Perrier, Hoji Fortuna and newcomers C.J. Lindsey and Alzo Slade. It is slated for a world premiere on Sept. 20 at the 18th annual Urbanworld Film Festival, which takes place from Sept.17-21, 2014, with film viewings at various NYC locations.

Check out the film’s official trailer below:

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