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27 Feb. 2014

Sanaa Lathan, trouble in paradise

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Sanaa Lathan with Mike Epps in REPENTANCE

Sanaa Lathan with Mike Epps in REPENTANCE

When extreme grief drives an estranged father to the dark side, he loses his grip on reality, seeking repentance

Years after a drunken car crash that almost took his life, Tommy Carter (Anthony Mackie) has reinvented himself as a therapist/spiritual advisor who

advocates a synthesis of world religions and positivity. He has parlayed this vocation into a successful book release that one day draws the attention of Angel Sanchez (Forest Whitaker), a profoundly troubled man fixated on the “untimely” death of his mother. When Carter takes on Sanchez as a personal client in an effort to raise funds for his indebted brother Ben (Mike Epps), things quickly take a turn for the worse. Angel needs much more than a simple life coach.


What may be simple to grasp for some is the idea that single actions in the past comprise tidal waves of reactions in the present. Director Philippe Caland’s REPENTANCE examines these issues against a backdrop of kidnapping and murder, set in southernmost parts of Louisiana, the paradise state. REPENTANCE opens in theaters Feb. 28th.


Tony Award®-nominated actress, Sanaa Lathan delivers a striking presence and undeniable energy to each project she takes on and continues to build on an already impressive career.


Her film credits include Warner Brothers’ feature film, Contagion, opposite Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Marion Cotillard and Lawrence Fishburne, and directed by Steven Soderbergh; Focus Features’ Something New, with Simon Baker; Tyler Perry’s The Family that Preys, alongside Kathy Bates and Alfre Woodard; A Wonderful World opposite Matthew Broderick, Fox Searchlight’s romantic comedy Brown Sugar, alongside Taye Diggs, Queen Latifah and Mos Def; Gina Prince-Blythewood’s romantic drama Love and Basketball with Omar Epps; the romantic comedy, The Best Man, one of the top ten highest grossing African-American films in history; Alien vs. Predator, a box office success for director Paul W.S. Anderson; and the thriller Out of Time, with Denzel Washington. Lathan received an NAACP Image Award nomination for her

role on the FX Network series, “Nip/Tuck.”

The above audio interview is produced by the Faith in the Bay and Talk2SV collaboration.

About the author

Sandra Varner has had her hands on the pulse of the entertainment industry and lifestyles coverage for decades, staying current, always.


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