Fiche Film
Cinéma/TV
LONG Métrage | 2006
Reunion
Sheila Norman
Pays concerné : États-Unis
Réalisateur(s) : Sheila Norman
Avec : Sheila Norman
Durée : 110
Genre : drame
Type : fiction

Français

Réalisatrice : Sheila Marie Norman

USA, 2006, Fiction, 1h50min, Drame

avec Carolyn Owens, Trisha Mann, Dickie Wrightsil

English

Struggling with vulnerability, Dominique (Carolyn Owens), a college professor, must do some soul searching to address personal shortcomings.
Suffering from kidney failure, she attends a family reunion to approach her estranged sister, CeCe (Trisha Mann), for a transplant. However, unresolved conflicts from their catastrophic childhood remain. At great emotional expense, both sisters must confront the demons of their past to find forgiveness and healing. Wacky relatives attending the reunion add color and controversy to the affair. Mounting tensions erupt when Aunt Clara (Maxine Hayden), the family matriarch, reveals a shocking secret, shaking the family tree to its roots.

Sheila Marie Norman, Dir.

USA|2006| 110min | drama in English |

Stars: Carolyn Owens, Trisha Mann, Dickie Wrightsil

Statement
Spawned by a mid-life crisis, it feels extremely rewarding to seize an opportunity to complete my first film. My writing and directorial debut represents a major personal turning point. I used to think I just belonged to the back room of corporate America, but now I appreciate the importance of adding my voice to the film community. There is a short supply in the way of older black women filmmakers, which makes Reunion a uniquely important contribution.
A simple story, told well, with people who look like me, Reunion overflows with a sense of family. Creatively, this was an important goal. Family oriented even behind the scenes, I enjoyed collaborating with a number of family members. For instance my brother Jerry,
the Executive Producer, is the kind of person who doesn’t like to talk…he likes to make things happen. He said he believed in me and he put his money where is mouth is. From idea to execution, we worked together in a self-taught approach, applying business skills
to the art of filmmaking.
As the cast and crew grew into a cohesive unit, like an extended family on set, I watched my artistic vision unfold as the project came alive. I had always had an interest in the arts and now I had taken my shot. With wonder and humility, I enjoyed every moment making
this film and the lessons I gained in the process…about filmmaking, about life and most of all, about family.
Sheila Marie Norman

Cast
Carolyn Owens… Dominique
Trisha Mann… CeCe
Dickie Wrightsil… Richard
Sid Burston… Pastor
Dominiqua Alexis… Kayla (as Dominiqua Lint)
Micah Marie… Elsa
Maxine Hayden… Aunt Clara
Randy Wayne… Jake
Jenise Fryatt… Johanna
James White… Sammy
Helen Henson… Odette
Tammarrah Walker… Sadie
Jae Henson… Lyla
Jimmy Walker Jr…. Uncle Joe
Karess Frederick… Cookie

Plot Keywords:
family relationships | urban setting | See All (2) »

Genres:
Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)
Rated PG for language and some thematic elements

Country: USA
Language: English
Release Date: 10 February 2006 (USA)

Filming Locations:
Palm Springs, California, USA See more »

Production Company:
Small Potatoes Productions,
Norman & Norman Entertainment

Distributors
Urban Home Entertainment (2006) (USA) (DVD)
Norman & Norman (all media)