PAFF 2013 Preview - Oakland-Set Coming Of Age Drama 'Against The Grain'

From Shadow and Act Thu Jan 24 2013, 18:28:34

Pre-festival coverage of the 2013 Pan African Film Festival in LA, which takes place next month, continues with this feature-length drama from writer/director Elias Mael, titled Against The Grain. Synopsis reads: Isaiah Johnson, an inner-city kid from Oakland, has an opportunity to attend an elite university. In his first year of college, he struggles to maintain his grades, attempts to remain loyal to his troubled childhood friends and valiantly tries to capture the heart of his dream girl. But when he arrives at a crossroad, he is forced to choose between his past and his future. A UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television graduate, Elias Mael says he was...

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