Blues For Willadean, there a new film from award-winning writer/director/producer Del Shores (Sordid Lives, Queer As Folk, Dharma & Greg), has its Dallas theatrical premiere at the Angelika Dallas at Mockingbird Station from October 26 – November 12, 2012.
Shores’ latest work set in a trailer park in Mesquite, Texas explores the hidden emotions, shame and secrecy of battered women, while also offering hope, healing and truth. He draws the audience into the fire, allowing them to laugh one minute and cry the next as they experience emotions revealed from all sides – the abuser, the abused and the powerless bystander.
Blues For Willadean stars all five original cast members from the stage production including SAG Award winner Beth Grant (The Artist, Rain Man, Donnie Darko, Little Miss Sunshine) as the title character, Golden Globe and Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer (The Help), Spirit Award winner Dale Dickey (Winter’s Bone), David Steen (Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming Django Unchained) and Billboard Dance recording artist Debby Holiday.
Shores has taught over 40 acting workshops in the last several years for Dallas actors and guest lectured at TCU. Through these workshops he found incredible local talent, and six of the cast members of Blues For Willadean are Dallas actors.
Tickets are now on sale at Angelika Film Center.