Monday, January 26, 2009


Lee Daniel's second forray into directing is yielding major results as his film adaptation to Sapphire's novel "Push" has garnered the most coveted Jury Prize and Audience Award for a drama at this past weeks Sundance Film Festival. Also comedienne/actress Mo'Nique received an award for her acting in the film as an abusive mother in the film.

The film is said to be an unflinching look at the parental abuse and self-redemption of a teenage girl in 1980s Harlem. It stars Mo'Nique, Paula Patton, Lenny Kravitz, Mariah Carey, and introduces newcomer Gabourey 'Gabby' Sidibe. Below is the synopsis of the story. Congrats to Lee on what folks are saying is a phenomenal film with great performances by all.


Claireece Precious Jones endures unimaginable hardships in her young life. Abused by her mother, raped by her father, she grows up poor, angry, illiterate, fat, unloved and generally unnoticed. So what better way to learn about her than through her own, halting dialect.