Sunday, February 27, 2011

New Film: Punch Me

A new feature will be hitting selected theaters soon and it looks like it can be a hit!

It's called, "Punch Me". Here is the press release

With a romance on the rocks and his father on his sick bed, a young man must accept his true identity before he loses the two people he loves most. This is the premise behind the new award-winning film, “Punch Me”, a project which stars Robert X. Golphin (Denzel Washington’s “The Great Debaters”), Brian Anthony Wilson (HBO’s “The Wire”), and newcomer Elwood Idris Simon.

"Punch Me" emerges amid the tragic suicides of several teenagers in the United States as a result of homophobic bullying. It features important messages regarding self, parental, and societal acceptance.

"Punch Me" will have its Los Angeles premiere at the Edgemar Short Film Festival, which runs Friday, April 29 - Sunday, May 1, 2011. The celebrity jury panel includes Academy Award-Winner Susan Sarandon and Oscar Nominee John Singleton. The film also garnered official selection at the Marlon Riggs Film Festival (Dallas, Texas) and the Black Maria Film + Video Festival (an international juried competition and award tour). It was presented with the Jury's Citation- 2nd Prize

Audiences have called "Punch Me" and the performances in it: "emotional", "powerful", and "moving".

For more info on this film, check out their facebook page at


SteveA said...

Sounds good - I'd like to see it!

BronzeBuckaroo said...

I had no idea. Thank you for this info. I'd like to see it as well.

Bama Boi said...

I would love to see this, but I doubt it'll be showing anywhere in Alabama

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