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Bleecker Street Acquires ‘892’ from Sundance

A still from 892 by Abi Damaris Corbin, an official selection of the U.S. Dramatic Competition at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival. Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Chris Witt. All photos are copyrighted and may be used by press only for the purpose of news or editorial coverage of Sundance Institute programs. Photos must be accompanied by a credit to the photographer and/or 'Courtesy of Sundance Institute.' Unauthorized use, alteration, reproduction or sale of logos and/or photos is strictly prohibited

Studio Bleecker Street has acquired the rights for 892, the directorial debut of Abi Damaris Corbin, starring John Boyega and the late Michael K. Williams in his final film role, filmed before his death last year. The movie won the Special Jury Award for Ensemble Cast at the festival and will be released exclusively in theatres this summer.

The plot synopsis reads that “former U.S. Marine Brian Brown-Easley (Boyega) as his disability check from Veterans Affairs fails to materialize, watching as he finds himself on the brink of poverty. Desperate and with no other options, he walks into a Wells Fargo Bank and says, “I’ve got a bomb.” What ensues is an edge-of-your-seat narrative that reminds us of the social responsibility we have to our soldiers, our colleagues, our families as well as to strangers.”

The movie was met with excellent critical reception out of the festival. Our editor-in-chief Joey Magidson saw the movie at Sundance, and called it “one of the most surprising flicks of the fest for me, without question”, and that “John Boyega has never been better”, while Michael K. Williams delivers a “tremendous” final performance. You can read the entirety of his review here and see 892 in theatres this summer, though the date has not currently been determined.

Source: Deadline

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Written by Maxance Vincent

Maxance Vincent is a freelance film and TV critic, and a recent graduate of a BFA in Film Studies at the Université de Montréal. He is currently finishing a specialization in Video Game Studies, focusing on the psychological effects regarding the critical discourse on violent video games.

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