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The Forty-Year-Old Version

Opens on October 2

Director: Radha Blank Run Time: 129 min. Rating: R

Starring: Peter Kim, Radha Blank, Reed Birney, Welker White

“A love letter to the people of pre-gentrified Harlem…to old-school hip-hop, to struggling artists, to young people with big dreams and to black women who dare to live life out of the box.”

– Beandrea July, Hollywood Reporter

About the film:

Written, directed, and produced by Radha Blank in her directorial debut. Winner of the Sundance U.S Dramatic Competition Directing Award.

Radha is a down-on-her-luck NY playwright, who is desperate for a breakthrough before 40. Reinventing herself as rapper RadhaMUSPrime, she vacillates between the worlds of Hip Hop and theater in order to find her true voice.

About the filmmaker:

Radha Blank, a playwright and proud native New Yorker, has written for Fox’s Empire and Netflix’s She’s Gotta Have It. Semi-autobiographical, her award-winning script for The Forty-Year-Old Version was chosen for the 2017 Sundance Institute Directors and Screenwriters Lab. When not writing, Blank performs as RadhaMUSprime, whose brand of hip-hop comedy has sold out shows globally. Variety named her one of “10 directors to watch for 2020.”

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