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Tim Alexander (writer)
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Now It's Black Men's Turn To Exhale
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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 McCrea ... Bridgette (as Natasha M. Dixon)

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
 
Original Music by
Tim Alexander 
 
Cinematography by
Tim Alexander 
 
Film Editing by
Tim Alexander 
 
Casting by
Tim Alexander 
 
Production Design by
Tim Alexander 
 
Set Decoration by
Tim Alexander 
 
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Tim Alexander .... makeup artist
Tim Alexander .... special makeup effects artist
 
Production Management
Tim Alexander .... executive in charge of production
 
Art Department
Tim Alexander .... props
 
Sound Department
Tim Alexander .... sound recordist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
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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11 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Very important project, 26 May 2010
Author: karmella from Boston, MA

Lately, the conversations around the demise of the black family and black relationships have mostly given a voice to black women. Even more specifically, the focus has been narrowed to a sub-population of women, financially and academically successful black women, as if the rest of the community has no voice and does not matter.

Finally, Diary of a Tired Black Man explodes on to the scene to shake the dust off of the trite "good black man shortage" formula and open up the dialog to the entire community. What really caught my attention is how we finally get to hear from black men speaking with black men. No, it's not locker-room talk about sexual escapades. Rather, these men are giving first hand accounts of their struggles within relationships.

The film is an entertaining and illuminating collage of street interviews and short vignettes. The vignettes, illustrative autobiographical shorts that highlight the struggles of the film maker's past relationship, bring together the myriad of thoughts, confessions, and accounts of the real people who are interviewed. I found that the theatrical interludes worked well juxtaposed with the impromptu interviews. I gave it one less star than ten because I didn't think that all the the acting was executed as well as it could have been.

Diary of a Tired Black Man is an important piece that I'm sure will make an impression on anyone who views it. For the first time, I could see very clearly how: * The notorious "attitude" that many men complain about is actually very common, contrary to my previous belief. * The "attitude" often manifests as misdirected anger and verbal abuse. * The broad generalizations about women that sound unfair to my ears actually come from the hurt that men have experienced in past/ current stressful relationships and family experiences.

I gave this film a 7/10 stars because I love the intent and the approach and I believe it's an important project, but the acting was lacking and the accompanying online forum contains a suspicious amount of hype-generation/ hoaxing from fictitious writers.

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