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Tim Alexander (writer)
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Now It's Black Men's Turn To Exhale
Plot:
A humorous and deep look into why relationships fail to work from the point of view of a good black man. It is part scripted and a series of interviews with real people from across the country. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

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Jimmy Jean-Louis ... James
Paula Lema ... Tonya
Tim Alexander ... Interviewer / Speaker / Host
Natasha M. Dixon ... Bridgette

Anika C. McFall ... Juanita The Blind Date
Shavsha Israel ... Linda
Shavonne Sciarillo ... Joy

Alex Morris ... Alex
Krista Woods ... Girl in Pink
Tamika Pough ... Girl in Green
Ricky Jones ... The Nice Guy
Valerie Davis ... Woman In Green

Vanessa Paul ... Woman In Peach
John Webb ... Young Thug Guy
Robynne Young ... Wants A Man Girl
Solomon Israel ... Bridgette's Son
Kenneth M. Herbs ... Abusive Man
Carl W. Stewart Sr. ... Pastor (as Bishop Carl W. Stewart Sr.)
Emmanuel Temple Apostolic ... The Church Congregation
Cierra Lockett ... Little Lena

Jason E. Kelley ... Basketball Buddy

Adolph Coleman ... Black Shirt Basketball Buddy

Troy Winbush ... Man In Black Suit At Club
Corey Cook ... Man In Lt. Blue Shirt At Club
Charese Mongiello ... Bar Waitress A Club
Kimmarie Johnson ... Sexy Woman At Club (as Kim Marie Johnson)
James 'B-Tip' Brown ... Bartender Club #1
Angela LaValley ... Manager

Dave Fennoy ... Guy with Dreads

Jon Bessire ... The White Guy
Karl Butts ... The Asian Lover

Debbie Castine ... The Doctor Date

Carla Sanchez ... Girl in Pink At Bar
David Gueringer ... Guy Drinking In Background
William D. Sanford ... Bartender #2 Bar
Sandra Tran ... Asian Date

Gabriel Corbin ... Male Friend At Dance Club

Alessandra Benjamin ... Girl At Dance Club

Shannon Kane ... Hot Bad Girl At Bar
Jama Williams ... Woman In Red Date
Michelle Kopacz ... Ms. Independent
Melissa Labatut ... Blonde Restaurant Date
Mari Mascaro ... Red Hair Girl With Jerk Guy

Scott Mervine ... Donnie The Jerk Guy
Dacia James ... Angela
The People Across America ... Interviewees
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Chantille Boudousque ... White Girl

Directed by
Tim Alexander 
 
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Tim Alexander  writer

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Tim Alexander .... executive producer
Tim Alexander .... line producer
Tim Alexander .... producer
David Gueringer .... associate producer
Mohsen Saeedy .... executive producer
 
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Tim Alexander 
 
Cinematography by
Tim Alexander 
 
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Tim Alexander 
 
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Tim Alexander 
 
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Tim Alexander 
 
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Tim Alexander 
 
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Tim Alexander .... makeup artist
Tim Alexander .... special makeup effects artist
 
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Tim Alexander .... executive in charge of production
 
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Tim Alexander .... props
 
Sound Department
Tim Alexander .... sound recordist
 
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Tim Alexander .... camera operator
Tim Alexander .... lighting technician
Tim Alexander .... still photographer
Christopher Mills .... efp camera
 
Casting Department
Tim Alexander .... casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Tim Alexander .... wardrobe
 
Music Department
Tim Alexander .... composer: additional music
 
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Rae Lockett .... assistant to producer
 

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Rated R for pervasive language including sexual references (director's cut)
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USA:108 min
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Tim Alexander started his career as a fashion photographer with no real experience as a filmmaker. After a life of making bad choices in the women he chose to deal with, he decided to make this film, by himself as a crew of one, to show the world the challenges a good man has in a relationship. It was a personal challenge to tell his personal story through the lead character Jimmy Jean-Louis. Tim is now happily married with twin sons.See more »
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8 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Diary of a Tired Black Man . . .A Must See!, 28 May 2010
Author: koolkc107 from United States

Mr. Alexander's independent film, "Diary of a Tired Black Man" should be required viewing for anyone who might want to improve their current relationships or get insight into things that might improve future ones. Ostensibly, it is about black relationships but when you view it, it will be evident how universally applicable the concepts are. Be warned! This is a film done without the backing of any Hollywood studio whatsoever and realized only through the tenacious efforts of its director as well as actors and actresses who felt the subject matter was vitally important. As such, some of the scenes may come across as a bit raw, but no more so than the early efforts of a Spike Lee in his films "...Bed-Stuy Barbershop" or "She's Gotta Have It". What is important is the message gets through loud and clear and what a message it is! I will not go into specifics, but when the trailers and publicity describe this as a man's answer to films like "Waiting To Exhale" and some Tyler Perry offerings, they are not overstating things. If you are a woman or man who believes the "conversation" on relationships in general and black relationships in particular have been too one-sided, too slanted solely toward male vilification, then this film is a resounding and profound counterpoint. Run, don't walk, to your nearest store to get this. Buy multiple copies because as you view it, I promise you will think of someone in your life that needs to see it. Before I go I need to say something else. It never ceases to amaze me how most detractors from the film try to attack some of the filmed scenes. Here's my reply. Go rent a copy of "El Mariachi" the first film by Robert Rodriguez. It is a great film . . .but the acting is not done by Oscar caliber thespians. As a matter of fact, the leads in DOATBM, Jimmie Jean-Louis and Paula Lema, are actually (in my opinion) much better in their film than the freshman-like actors in Robert's. But even if my opinion would not be universally shared, I find this tactic of going after the actors- and after a film obviously shot with a limited budget (read: absolutely no $)- to be a cop out. It is a way of avoiding the true strength of the film, which is, of course, the feedback given by the men and women in the documentary parts. I believe one reviewing critic had it pegged correctly. To paraphrase: The filmed vignettes serve merely to ask questions; it's the feedback that supply the viewpoints that are the heart of Mr. Alexander's opus. But naysayers virtually all to a man and woman avoid comment on these parts and for good reason- it is hard to criticize truth. Not that everyone commenting is correct, but their replies are largely their honest opinion. And this is conveyed so well in Tim's film that in the final analysis their testimony becomes unassailable. My advice to those who want to pan the film. Try going after the essential truths presented not just by the filmed scenes, but by the back and forth commentary of the men and women in the street. If you can attack and deny their truth, then your gripes about Tim's film might have some merit. But if you cannot- and I suspect this is something that will be beyond most- then you need to watch the film again and ask yourself honestly exactly what about it is truly making you uncomfortable . . .then start your own healing process.

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