added: Thu, Jan 10th '13
In the vein of such hip-hop dramas as 8 Mile and Hustle and Flow, comes the indie LA-based drama "Filly Brown" starring Gina Rodriguez as 'Majo' Tonorio, an aspiring female rapper who strives of becoming a star in the hip-hop world and help save her family from harsh times. Lou Diamond Phillips plays Majo's hard-working father, who is struggling to raise her and her young sister while their mother (Jenni Rivera) is being incarcerated in prison.
"Filly Brown" is scheduled to open in theaters on April 26th, and sadly marks the last big-screen appearance of Jenni Rivera, the beloved Latin singer/actress who was tragically killed in an airplane crash in December of last year.
FILLY BROWN is an inspiring and gritty portrait of a young artist’s striving to find her voice and seize her dreams without compromise. Majo Tonorio, a.k.a. “Filly Brown,” is a raw, young Los Angeles hip-hop artist who spits rhymes from the heart. With an incarcerated mother, and a father struggling to provide for his daughters, a record contract could be the ticket out for her family. But when a record producer offers Majo a crack at stardom, she is suddenly faced with losing who she is as an artist and the friends who helped her reach the cusp of success.
directed by Youssef Delara & Michael Olmos
starring Gina Rodriguez, Lou Diamond Phillips, Edward James Olmos, Jenni Rivera, Chrissie Fit, Noel Gugliemi, Kerry Norton, Braxton Millz, Joseph Julian Soria
release date April 26, 2013