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Genre  Drama, History
Running time  1h 54m
Screenplay  Ayanna Thompson
Country  United States
Director  Paul Quinn
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Music director  Mark Nichols
Writer  Ayanna Thompson
Language  English
H4 (film) movie poster
Release date  October 2013 (2013-10) (Chicago International Film Festival)
Directors  Paul Quinn, Dwain A. Perry
Cast  Harry Lennix (King Henry IV), Terrell Tilford (Westland), Heavy D (Archbishop Scroop), Geno Monteiro (Hotspur), Amad Jackson (Prince Harry)
Similar movies  Harry Lennix appears in H4 and Mr Sophistication

H4 is an independent American film directed by Paul Quinn; actor Harry Lennix produced the film and stars in the title role. It had its world premiere in competition at the 49th Chicago International Film Festival in 2013. In November 2014, the film was shown at the Indie Memphis Film Festival.

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Plot

The film is an adaptation that combines William Shakespeare's plays Henry IV, Part 1 and Henry IV, Part 2 and sets them in contemporary Los Angeles. The screenplay was adapted by Dr. Ayanna Thompson, Professor of English at Arizona State University, retaining Shakespeare's original language. According to Lennix, the film is told "from the perspective of black people, acted primarily by black people, and it’s from the black point of view"; he nevertheless describes Shakespeare's themes, and the film's, as "universal". Thompson describes the script as being "about the politics and political manoeuvring within the African-American community".

Production

Post-production of the film was partly funded by a $25,000 Kickstarter campaign.

In August 2012, a rough cut of the film was previewed at the International Shakespeare Conference in Stratford-upon-Avon to international Shakespeare scholars.

The film is scheduled for release in US cinemas in 2015.

References

H4 (film) Wikipedia
H4 (film) themoviedb.org H4 (film) IMDb


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