Phase 4 Films is pleased to announce the theatrical run of Brooklyn writer-director Shaka King’s debut feature, the romantic comedy NEWLYWEEDS, beginning Friday, September 20th. The story of a hip young couple trying to keep their lives and relationship together while sharing a voracious appetite for cannabis, the film feels like no other stoner comedy.
Set in Bed-Stuy, it follows Lyle (Amari Cheatom) as he spends days reclaiming property for Manny’s Rent-to-Own, and nights with the lovely, exotically-attired Nina (Trae Harris), a tour guide for the Brooklyn Children’s Museum. Their grass habit stokes an hallucinatory safe zone for them to dream of grander lives, but also provokes a series of wacky mishaps and questionable choices. Neither an endorsement nor a condemnation of marijuana, NEWLYWEEDS plays like a Spike Lee and “Louie” mash-up — a subtle, nuanced and often
endearingly funny depiction of a contemporary urban couple.
*Opening Sept 20, 2013 AT*
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