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Debuting at Sundance last year, Youssef Delara and Michael D. OlmosFilly Brown featured a very memorable performance from leading actress Gina Rodriguez.

Comparable to a female-led version of 8 Mile, the drama is finally coming to the big screen this April, and now Apple have debuted the first trailer and poster ahead of its release this spring.

I was fortunate enough to see its UK debut at Sundance London last year – you can read our review here – and I’m really looking forward to seeing it again.

Filly Brown is an inspiring and gritty portrait of a young artist’s striving to find her voice and seize her dreams without compromise. Majo Tonorio, a.k.a. “Filly Brown,” is a raw, young Los Angeles hip-hop artist who spits rhymes from the heart. With an incarcerated mother, and a father struggling to provide for his daughters, a record contract could be »

- Kenji Lloyd

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