One Thousand and One was written and directed by AV Rockwell and won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival.

This March, Focus Features will release its latest drama in theaters. It recently premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and just got its first official trailer! The film will be shown in theaters across the country on March 31, 2023.

A thousand and one stars Teyana Taylor as “unapologetic and free-spirited” Inez. The film tells the story of Inez, who returns home to New York after a stint in prison, only to find her six-year-old Terry placed in the city’s foster care system and forgotten about. Determined to reunite her family, Inez kidnaps her son. Together, they must keep this explosive secret “to regain a sense of home, identity and stability.”

The new trailer manages to be the perfect blend of keeping the film’s secrets and letting the audience know they are in for an emotional ride. We see heartwarming scenes of Inez and Terry reuniting, where Terry tells her she wants to live with her mother. But we also see the promise of heartbreaking scenes as Terri grows up and their secret is in danger of being exposed.

A thousand and one Teyana Taylor
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Along with Taylor, he plays the main roles in the film Will Catlett, Josiah Cross, Aven Courtneyand Aaron Kingsley Adetola. Taylor is best known for her extensive music career, but has also appeared in films After party and Coming 2 America and will be in the future White men can’t jump processing. Catlett plays Lucky, Inez’s partner who helps raise Terry. He has acted before Black lightning and appeared in other hit series The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey and Lovecraft country. Cross, Courtney and Adetola are young actors who play Terry in the film when he is older.

A thousand and one written and managed by AV Rockwell and won the main prize of the jury at the Sundance Film Festival. The film is Rockwell’s directorial debut after directing many acclaimed short films. A thousand and one produced by Eddie Weisman, Julia Lebedev, Lena Waithe, Rishi Rajaniand Brad Weston. Although Oren Moverman and Jamin O’Brien serve as executive producers.

A thousand and one It will be screened exclusively in theaters nationwide from March 31, 2023. Check out the movie trailer and official plot synopsis below:

One Thousand and One follows the unapologetic and free-spirited Inez (Teyana Taylor), who steals her six-year-old son Terry from the foster care system. Clinging to their secrets and each other, mother and son set out to rebuild their sense of home, identity, and stability in a rapidly changing New York City.