On Saturday, September 20, 2014 starting at 6pm
we will screen Money Matters The Movie – a feature length narrative film that explores many of the difficulties facing queer youth of color.
This event will be held at In Other Words Bookstore
At the heart of the picture is a strong and complicated mother/daughter dynamic. Pamela (Aunjanue Ellis of Men of Honor, Ray, Undercover Brother, The Mentalist and The Help) plays the mother, a troubled soul dealing with abusive relationships and a sordid past that was populated with drug use and prostitution. Still fighting every day, she has been committed to giving her daughter Monique “Money” Matters (Terri Abney) a better opportunity than she had. Abney plays and it is one of the more complex portraits of adolescence that you’re likely to see. Introspective and socially awkward, Abney has a defiant but loving relationship with her mother who has turned to a religious mania in the search for strength.
But her primary journey is one of self-discovery, just who is she and where does she fit in? As Abney starts to be pushed by teachers and a new bond with a local girl, her independence and confidence start to shine. But as unsavory elements that haunt the two women’s past start to surface, Abney must confront some unpleasant truths. Can these realizations set her free or might they destroy her?