Constellation chronicles the lives and loves of an African-American family in the deep South as they are forced to come to terms with a tumultuous past marked by an unrequited interacial ... See full summary »
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Constellation chronicles the lives and loves of an African-American family in the deep South as they are forced to come to terms with a tumultuous past marked by an unrequited interacial affair. The film explores the way in which the family patriarch must confront his demons amidst the changing racial fabric of society and his own family. Written by
Jordan Walker- Pearlman
I enjoyed this movie at the Roxbury Film Festival in Boston in August 2005. It showed an interracial family that was clearly professional and it was set in the South in a non-stereotypical way. It also dealt with an ill-fated interracial love-story in a way that I thought was realistic. It had romance, tension, and good acting from all the actors. It did have the never-ending closing that is a feature of so many Hollywood films but I don't hold it against the filmmaker. It was good to see Billy Dee Williams and Lesley Warren, two under-utilized talents in my opinion. One of the ways I judge whether a film is good or not is whether it makes me care about the characters and story and want to know more. Constellation did that. I wanted to know more about Gabrielle Union's character. We see her during her youth and hear about her after her death. I wanted to know more about the intervening years. Also wanted to know more about Billy Dee Williams' character's decision to be come an expatriate. I hope the film gets released and would encourage people who are looking for a good family story to see it.
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