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From Above (2013)

Chasing Shakespeare (original title)
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Two souls are so deeply in love with one another that they are entangled beyond life itself.

Director:

Norry Niven

Writer:

James Bird
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Danny Glover ... William Ward
Graham Greene ... Mr. Mountain
Chelsea Ricketts ... Venus
Mike Wade ... Young William Ward
Ashley Bell ... Molly
Tantoo Cardinal ... Older Venus
Clarence Gilyard Jr. ... Jeremiah Ward
Adriana Mather ... Betty
Justin Alston ... Ricky
Clayton Rohner ... Mr. Shelton
Ezequiel Stremiz ... Luca
Maria Arita Maria Arita ... Cecelia
Darryl Cox ... Doctor
Aileen Davila ... Venus (10 Years Old)
Chamblee Ferguson ... Mr. Bell
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Storyline

The beginning and end of the relationship between the physical beings of William Ward, a black man, and Venus Ward née Redhawk, a Native American, is presented. The end is marked by Venus' passing, about which William makes no medical intervention based on Venus' wishes. This lack of action places a strain between William and Venus' young adult son, Ricky, and William. In the aftermath, William displays some behavior which Ricky finds unusual, William stating it all having to do with Venus, making Ricky believe that William is becoming unhinged in denying his mother's death. These actions, all based on William indeed searching for Venus - his "Juliet" - become all the more clear as the beginning of their relationship is presented starting in the early 1970s. They initially meet during an audition as Juliet in a fundraising production of Romeo and Juliet, with Venus, who deeply feels and truly does understand the works of William Shakespeare, trying to break the color barrier in acting... Written by Huggo

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love | See All (1) »

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A love story for the ages...an inspiring tale for everyone.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild thematic elements and language | See all certifications »

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Venus: Poor worm, thou art infected!
Venus: That's when her father realizes that Ferdinand and Miranda are indeed in love. You see how tired he is, but he says 'no'. He's as fresh as the morning whenever you're near him. Even at work. Even at night. He begs for your name so that he can dream of you in his sleep. And you give him your name, which means you give him your heart. Even against your father's wishes... so no, you don't beg for her name, you beg for her love.
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A wonderful love story
18 October 2014 | by fox-wineSee all my reviews

This is a brilliant love story from the incredible Director, Norry Niven. Norry and team picked a perfect cast and this storyline and the acting are first rate.

This is a love story told in a flash back style going back over 50 years. At times it is full of joy, love and at times very sad. This one had me weeping throughout the movie.

If all movies were this interesting with such wonderful content and such amazing directing, the film world would be a much more enjoyable place.

This is one of those movies the whole family will enjoy so don't wait, go see this now!


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 2014 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

From Above See more »

Filming Locations:

Waxahachie, Texas, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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