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Bellyfruit

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Director  Kerri Green
Music director  Jay Gruska
Language  English
5.9/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama
Duration  
Country  United States
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Writer  Maria Bernhard, Susannah Blinkoff, Janet Borrus
Release date  1999 (1999)
Genres  Drama, Teen film, Indie film, Coming of age, Social problem film
Cast  Tamara LaSeon Bass (Shanika), Michael Pena, Kelly Vint, Tonatzin Mondragon, TE Russell
Similar movies  Blue Denim (1959), A Common Thread (2004), Stephanie Daley (2006), Susan Slade (1961), Quinceanera (2006)

Bellyfruit (also spelled Belly Fruit) is a 1999 film about teen pregnancy directed and co-written by Kerri Green.

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Overview

Bellyfruit is an adaptation of an original stage play of the same title which premiered at the Los Angeles Theatre Center on March 16, 1996. The play is a culmination of written works and theatrical performances developed from the stories of the women from Ramona High School and the Pacoima Young Mothers writing program. Playing the roles of the teen mothers in the original stage production of Bellyfruit were actresses Bonnie Dickensen, Tanya Wright, Judy Herrera, and Patrice Pitman Quinn. The stage play was produced by Independent Women Artists and performed as a benefit for Gramercy Group Homes in Los Angeles. It was also directed by Kerri Green, and was written by Green, Maria Bernhard, Susannah Blinkoff, and Janet Borrus.

Cast

  • Kelly Vint as Christina
  • Tonatzin Mondragon as Aracely
  • T.E. Russell as Damon
  • Michael Peña as Oscar
  • James DuMont as Lou
  • Melody Garrett as Doctor
  • Ruben Madera as Eddie
  • Luis Chávez as Enrique
  • • Jeremy John Wells as Joe

    References

    Bellyfruit Wikipedia
    Bellyfruit IMDbBellyfruit themoviedb.org


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