Monday, October 18, 2010

LIONSGATE Films and 34th Street Studios Presents "For Colored Girls" opens November 5

For Colored Girls
In Theaters November 5

In 1974, Ntozake Shange's choreopoem "For Colored Girls Who Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Is Enuf" made it's huge debut, combining poetry, dance and music, and most significantly, placing the black female experience center stage. In lyrical, honest, angrey, funny and tender language, Shange's "colored girls" evoked the feelings woven into the fabric of Black femaile life in America. Within two years, the became a Broadway sensation, Won an Obie and Tony Award, and would eventually be produced in regional theaters throughout the country. Now thirty six years later, filmmaker Tyler Perry adapts this landmark work for the big screen, integrating the vivid language of Shange's poems into a contemporary narrative that explores what it means to be a woman of color - and a woman of any color in this world.

Lionsgate and TPG present a 34th Street Films / Lionsgate production. FOR COLORED GIRLS stars, Janet Jackson, Loretta Devine, Michael Ealy, Kimberly Elise, Omari Hardwick, Hill Harper, Thandie Newton, Phylicia Rashad, Anika Noni Rose, Tessa Thompson, Kerry Washington and Whoopi Goldberg. FOR COLORED GIRLS is written for the screen and directed by Tyler Perry, and based on the stage play "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suidide When The Rainbow Is Enuf" written by Ntozake Shange. The Film is produced by Thler Perry, Paul Hall and Roger M. Bobb.

Music from the Movie.........

Along with this film release will be an EXCLUSIVE Song written especially for Mme. Shange and performed by her friend, acclaimed performance artist, M. Nahadr:

The single is entitled:  "I Found God In Myself - Ntozake's Song".

It is included in the movie, and available for download at iTunes on November 1.