Homecoming [réal: Eugène Ashe]

  • Homecoming [réal: Eugène Ashe]
Type : Fiction
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Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2012
Format : Feature
Running time : 95 (in minutes)

Homecoming is the poignant story of five friends who attended a Historically Black University together in the 90's. While gathering for Homecoming weekend at the house that was once their off-campus dorm, news of one member's recent death forces the friends to reflect on the past; rekindle relationships; reveal secrets; and redefine their lives.

A funny, poignant story of a group of 30-somethings, successful in their own individual ways, who had attended the historically Black college Haywood University in Washington DC. Hill Hadley, now a professor at Haywood, has married his college sweetheart Leslie, and they went so far as to buy and renovate the old dorm house, known as "Eleanor" where they all lived in while students. Hill decided it would be fun to invite their old college friends back to Haywood for Homecoming Weekend. The friends, Deena Scott, now a successful Hollywood TV writer; Dr. Barrett Wallingford, a successful psychiatrist; and, Abby Long, a social worker in the hood, return for what is supposed to be a care-free weekend of fun and an opportunity to rekindle relationships. But there was a sixth member of the group, Robert who recently died penniless and in prison. When Abby asks everyone to chip in to give Robert a proper burial, it sparks memories with secrets that require the friends not just to bury a friend, but to also bury the past.

Dir. Eugène Ashe

USA, 2012, Narrative Feature

Starring Ruby Miles, Sheldon Shaw, Duane Allen-Robinson, Nina Ashe, Tiffany Denise

Directed by Eugene Ashe
Screenplay by Eugene Ashe
Cinematography: Will Vaultz

Running time: 95 minutes
Country: US

Ruby Miles
Sheldon Shaw
Duane Allen-Robinson
Nina Ashe
Tiffany Denise


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