Powerful And Inspiring New Film From Tom Shadyac, ‘Brian Banks’ To Premiere At Los Angeles Film Festival – Exclusive First Look

Independently made, Brian Banks  stars Aldis Hodge (in the title role) , Greg Kinnear, Sherri Shepherd, Melanie Liburd, Xosha Roquemore and Tiffany Dupont. One of those is the locally based Brian Banks  which marks a return to narrative filmmaking by director Tom Shadyac whose most recent work with the spiritual documentary , I Am , and whose last commercial film was Evan Almighty  in 2007. week the festival will be offering an array of cinematic programming of all kinds including several more World Premiere features. The powerful and inspiring film, Brian Banks  is a decided departure for the man whose filmography also includes Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Liar Liar, Bruce Almighty , Dragonfly, and Eddie Murphy's The Nutty Professor. Produced by Shivani Rawat, Monica Levinson and Amy Baer.
Driven by the same thoughtfulness and focus that propelled him as an athlete, Banks continues to fight to clear his name, ultimately partnering with the California Innocent Project. The very timely and  true story revolves around Brian Banks , an all-American football player already committed to USC when he is falsely accused of rape during his junior year of high school. Despite maintaining his innocence, he is railroaded through the system and sentenced to a decade of prison, parole, and registering as a sex offender.
EXCLUSIVE: The Los Angeles Film Festival is on the move from June to this month where it opens on Thursday with the World Premiere of the music documentary , Echo In The Canyon.  Over the course of the next
For a sneak look at Brian Banks click on the link above.” /> The movie premieres at LAFF on Saturday September 22, and is one of the festival's top distribution prospects.