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Filmmakers in person! Film Series : 25th Anniversary Black Harvest Film Festival

Last Night a DJ Saved My Life

2017, Damon Jamal, USA, 71 min.
With Cisco Reyes, Jasmine Burke

Show Times

  • Tue, Aug 27th 8:15pm
  • Wed, Aug 28th 6:00pm

In this rambunctious romantic comedy mixing toxic jealousy, gangsters, and love that runs a crooked course, the life of popular Atlanta late-night radio DJ Tony Sinclair (Reyes) changes in a flash as a result of two consecutive call-ins from listeners. In the first, Tony offers on-air advice to a desperate mystery woman with a relationship dilemma; in the second, his gold-digger girlfriend Christine publicly dumps him. As luck would have it, the humiliating breakup heard by the city at large makes him a celebrity. In short order, Tony scores the job of his dreams, is welcomed as a VIP at clubs, and has women throwing themselves at his feet. Just one woman has a reason for finding him: Robin (Burke), his first caller on that fateful night. It’s love at first sight for both, but Robin is on the run from a very dangerous past, and Tony’s ex has become an obnoxious stalker. DCP digital. (BS)

Director Damon Jamal and producer/actor Tangi Miller are scheduled to appear for audience discussion at both screenings.

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