Eric Benet and Erica Gluck star in a unique and heart warming story of an unconventional father-daughter relationship, strained family ties and a spirit that helps them overcome it all.
Erica Gluck’s character, Trinity, is a precocious young lady who calls her father, played by Benet, by his first name in order to see him as a person and not just a father. We meet Benet, a single parent, the two mysteriously abandoned, fighting for his daughter’s rights and individuality at school. Her attendance has suffered but her performance has not. When Trinity wasn’t in school, she was with her surrogate family in her father’s shop where she makes paper angels, a wildly popular item. Yet she doesn’t want to accept a profit for the items, demonstrating the character of her upbringing “If you have to believe in something, it might as well be something good.”
The films’ conflict arises in the strain between Benet’s character and his parents who have distanced themselves from the pair. Trinity boldly reaches out to her grandfather for full family reconciliation, one of the major themes of the made for TV movie.
Benet, debuting as a dramatic leading man, describes the film’s message as motivating “everyone in a positive, loving direction towards healing the relationships they have.”
GMC, formerly the Gospel Music Channel, debuted Trinity Goodheart, the first original feature film for the network on August 20, 2011.
Kevin Hart: Laugh at My Pain
Kevin Hart sat at the top of the dark Colony Theater when his film, Laugh at My Pain, debuted at the American Black Film Fest. The film opened in the United States on September 10th. The film, shot in a documentary style, is sidesplitting, featuring never before seen backstage footage. Hart himself suggests an adult diaper rather than carrying a box of tissues. Hart travels back to Pennsylvania to visit his North Philly home, a place he describes a notoriously rough and one that builds character.
Hart may have shed many tears on his road to success, but he’s laughing all the way to the bank now. The tour of the same name earned over $15 millions dollars in gross ticket sales and sales from the Nokia Theatre appearance surpassed Eddie Murphy’s record as the first African-American comedian to net over $1 million for two-day sales.
In addition to Laugh at My Pain, Hart’s other projects include two new movies, and preparations for his 2012 tour. His hilarious Ford Commercial has been extended for another run. The film opened on September 9, 2011 across the country and will debut in Eastern and Western Africa as a part of an agreement between Codeblack Entertainment and Silverbird Cinemas with placement on 100 screens.