Author Archive: LaSonya Thompson
An attorney residing in NYC serving the film and digital media community.
Abe Sylvia, writer and director of Dirty Girl, brings ten years as a dancer and choreographer on Broadway into his debut feature film. It goes without saying that Dirty Girl is filled with a slew of nostalgic music hits such as Teena Marie’s Lovergirl, Melissa Manchester’s Don’t Cry Out Loud, and The Outfield’s Your Love, [...]
Meili (Vivian Wu) wears many hats. She is a career woman, wife, mother of an 8 year old boy, and friend. When her husband is murdered while traveling in China on his way to sign a joint-venture business contract, her hats are changed to widow and single parent. Her son starts running away from home [...]
Pierre Mombin (Luc Saint Eloy) goes on a voyage to a remote yet breathtaking part of Africa to claim an inheritance and to gather more insight regarding his royal lineage. He eventually learns that he is the descendant of Olimbe, the younger brother to Olanga. Olimbe was set to reign as King but out of [...]
In Weekend, director Andrew Haigh gracefully yet candidly explores what happens when two people meet for the first time, become sexually intimate within hours, and eventually part ways going opposite destinations. Set in the U.K., Russell (Tom Cullen) is a reserved lifeguard that randomly picks up Glen (Chris New), an artist, in a nightclub on [...]
Little Senegal is a bold and stunning tale directed by Academy-Award nominee Rachid Bouchareb, about Alloune (Sotigui Kouyate), an elderly African museum tour guide, researching his genealogy in hopes to find his relatives that were taken from his village as slaves to the United States during the 1800’s. Although released in France in 2001, Little [...]
Grace Yang’s memoir shares her life journey as a Chinese immigrant staking her claim on American soil and forging ahead to capture the American dream of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Along with thoughtful poems written by her beloved father, Grace presents intimate portraits of her childhood in Communist China parallel to those [...]