Written by | Ray Cornelius

On this coming Saturday, August 9 at 10 a.m. yours truly, Ray Cornelius will moderate a special Atlanta screening of the UP original movie, Comeback Dad.

The event will take place during this year’s Ford Neighborhood Awards and features a post screening talk back with the film’s stars Brad James, Elizabeth Omilami and Donna Briscoe. It will also includes the film’s writer Kimberly Walker, director Russ Parr and producers, Eric Tomosunas and Keith Neal of Swirl Films.

inside posterIn 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 Ja’El Robertson, Takara Clark, E. Roger Mitchell, Todd Anthony and Palmer Williams, Jr.

Created by Steve Harvey and television/radio producer Rushion McDonald, the Ford Neighborhood Awards celebrates everyday men and women who uplift their neighborhoods through their contributions and excellence as local businesses, religious/community leaders, educators, churches, and high schools.

Click here to purchase tickets and check out the trailer below:

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