Happy Sunday MMT Fam! I normally use Sunday as a day of rest and rarely post, but I’ve been without Fios for approximately 48 hours – which halted my plan to watch several screeners and add a couple of posts this weekend!
That being said, I’m up and running and excited to give away advance virtual screening passes for the upcoming romance film SYLVIE’S LOVE starring Tessa Thompson and Nnamdi Asomugha. The screening will take place this Wednesday, December 16 at 7 PM.
Here’s the synopsis: In Sylvie’s Love, the jazz is smooth and the air sultry in the hot New York summer of 1957. Robert (Nnamdi Asomugha), a saxophonist, spends late nights playing behind a less-talented but well-known bandleader, as member of a jazz quartet. Sylvie (Tessa Thompson), who dreams of a career in television, spends her summer days helping around her father’s record store, as she waits for her fiancé to return from war. When Robert takes a part-time job at the record store, the two begin a friendship that sparks a deep passion in each of them unlike anything they have felt before. As the summer winds down, life takes them in different directions, bringing their relationship to an end. Years pass, Sylvie’s career as a TV producer blossoms, while Robert has to come to terms with what the age of Motown is doing to the popularity of Jazz. In a chance meeting, Sylvie and Robert cross paths again, only to find that while their lives have changed, their feelings for each other remain the same. Writer/director Eugene Ashe combines romance and music into a sweeping story that brings together changing times, a changing culture, and the true price of love.
This virtual screening, courtesy of Amazon, will be hosted online via ticktBox. Click here (code SylvieMMT if needed) to rsvp for a pass and you will receive an email confirmation once registered. Passes will be granted on a first come, first served basis. Approximately one hour before the screening, you will receive email instructions to check-in to reserve your spot. Please plan to “arrive” early as “seating” is also on a first come, first served basis.
SYLVIE’S LOVE will stream exclusively on Amazon Prime Video on December 23th.