The trailer for A.V. Rockwell’s A Thousand and One has dropped, and it’s a must-see. This Harlem-set drama won big at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, snagging the US Dramatic Jury Prize, which puts it in very good company indeed — past winners include CODA, Minari, and Nanny.
A Thousand and One spans decades as Inez (Teyana Taylor) returns home after a stint in Rikers and abducts her young son Terry (Aaron Kingsley Adetola) from where he’s been placed in foster care. Along with Lucky (William Catlett), they form a new family unit in a rapidly changing New York City. However, truth will out, and when her now-teenage son applies to college, the past comes to light.
A Thousand and One also stars Aven Courtney, Josiah Cross, Terri Abney, and Delissa Reynolds.
The film premieres in theaters on March 31.