#TIFF19: “AMERICAN SON”
Review by Amanda Gilmore for Mr. Will Wong
When Kendra’s (Kerry Washington) bi-racial son doesn’t come home one night she spends the night inside a police station hoping to find out what happened to him.
American Son is based upon the Broadway Play written by Christopher Demos-Brown and brought to the screen with the same Cast and Director. The Play and Script both touch on important themes of race relations and police brutality in an eloquent intimate way. Washington’s performance of one mother’s anxiety and fear for her son is one that will break your heart.
American Son screens at TIFF on Thu, Sep 12 at Winter Garden Theatre at 6 PM, Fri, Sep 13 at TIFF Bell Lightbox at 3:15 PM, and Sat, Sep 14 at TIFF Bell Lightbox at 9:15 PM.