Comeback Dad - UP Original Movie
Premiere: Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 8:00 P.M. EDT/7:00 P.M. PDT
In Comeback Dad, Nima Babineaux (Tatyana Ali) looks like a woman who has it all – she is an accomplished pianist who runs her own music school and is engaged to Spence (Brad James), a successful engineer who adores her. But, in truth, she has never recovered from her alcoholic father, Othell (Charles Dutton), walking out on their family and it has made it hard for her to truly trust anyone. When Othell decides it is time to make amends and tries to reenter her life, Nima begins an emotional and eye-opening journey she could have never expected. Loretta Devine stars as Malinda, Othell’s sister. The ensemble cast also includes Donna Brisco, Elizabeth Omilami, Ja’El Robertson, Takara Clark, E. Roger Mitchell, Todd Anthony and Palmer Williams, Jr.
Comeback Dad will make its world premiere at this year’s American Black Film Festival (ABFF) in New York City on Saturday, June 21 at 4:30 p.m. EDT at the SVA Theater (333 West 23rd St., NY, NY). The script is by newcomer Kimberly Walker, the Honorable Mention Winner in last year’s “UP Faith & Family Screenplay Competition” at ABFF.