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Really enjoyed Greencastle - to my utter surprise!
I don't often write reviews. As my dear Mother would say, "If you can't say anything nice..." (you know the rest). Fortunately, that is NOT the case with "Greencastle," a delightful piece beautifully written and filmed in Greencastle, PA, a small rural setting not far from the capital city of Harrisburg.
The film follows the life of Poitier Dunning (Koran Dunbar), an African American and single father who raises his only child in a predominantly White community. To add to the intrigue, Dunning's son (impressively portrayed by Dunbar's real-life son, Auriello Dunbar)is obviously of mixed origin among a culture of White folks who have very little contact with Blacks or anyone else with skin unlike their own.
While the film interweaves a convenient love story throughout, it's Dunning's own challenges and insecurities that drive this vehicle. And while I promised not to reveal any spoilers, let's just say: there is a moment in the film that makes you wonder whether Dunbar's 'crossed over' to the realities of his life and not the fictional tale of Dunning. It is both stirring and moving. Add the offbeat humor and the unbelievable characters introduced throughout, and you've got yourself an entertaining film, and one you won't soon forget.
In short: I highly advise the film, "Greencastle." Never has Greencastle (PA) looked so good.