Sylvie's Love

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Film Info
Section:US Cinema
Running Time:114 min.
Director:Eugene Ashe
Screenwriter:Eugene Ashe
Cinematographer:Declan Quinn
Cast:Tessa Thompson
Nnamdi Asomugha
Eva Longoria
Aja Naomi King
Wendi McLendon-Covey
Jemima Kirke
Print Source:Amazon Studios
Note Writer:Faridah Gbadamosi


Screening note: This digital screening is available to view between 10:00am PT on Sunday, October 11, and 10:00am PT on Wednesday, October 14, and is available to ticket buyers and passholders within the United States.


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It’s the summer of 1957 in New York City, and love is in the air! As the music swells and hearts swoon, gifted saxophonist Robert spies restless Sylvie as she works the register at her father’s record store. Sylvie’s engaged, but Robert’s already smitten… And thus begins their love story, igniting a passion that is tested in many ways (most acutely by time), but never falters. Writer-director Eugene Ashe’s sophomore feature is a sweeping romantic story, calling to mind Hollywood’s Golden Age but with one key difference: the leads are Black. Starring Tessa Thompson (Sorry to Bother You; Little Woods, MVFF41) as Sylvie and Nnamdi Asomugha (Crown Heights) as Robert, Sylvie’s Love opens up the timeless tales of love and success to new voices. With its fantastic soundtrack and stunning costumes, the film creates a world easy to disappear into, so easy that you may not ever want to leave.

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Additional Information

Eugene Ashe is a writer-director and former Sony Music recording artist from Harlem, New York. As a musician, he has appeared on numerous film soundtracks and is a fellow of the Writers Guild of America East Diversity Lab at Columbia University. His debut feature film, Homecoming, based on his off-Broadway play, was produced through his Seven Letter Word Films production company. His second feature, Sylvie's Love, marries his love of music and film.