World premiere! Chicago Connection! Filmmakers in person! Film Series : Black Harvest Film Festival 2017

The Best Thing!

2017, Kyle T. Miller, USA, 96 min. With K.C. Lee, Simeon Henderson.

Show Times

  • Fri, Aug 18th 8:30pm
  • Tue, Aug 22nd 8:15pm

Shot entirely on Chicago’s South Side, this homegrown comedy features an enjoyably sprawling plot, performances showcasing local talent, and the kind of feel-good sense of community that happens only in dreams. An orphan with an unknown father, an inheritance without an heir, a gold-digger with a taste for vengeance, and the love life of smalltime entrepreneur Justin (Lee) figure in a story that gets to the lively heart of things in Justin’s coffee shop restaurant, where there are no secrets from this nosy neighborhood. Director Miller gives his supporting cast their due, with some standout performances including Simeon Henderson as Justin’s sidekick and court jester, LaToya Dotson as feisty Mother Johnson, who knows where all the bodies are buried, and Joy Fredericks as LaTreese the outspoken waitress. DCP digital. (BS)

Friday, August 18 & Tuesday, August 22: Director Kyle T. Miller and selected members of the cast and crew are scheduled to appear for audience discussion at both screenings.