Harlem Aria is an uplifting, very funny and truly inspiring film. Gabe Casseus is exhilarating as the "slow" Anton, who wants to be an opera singer, but trusts everybody. Damon Wayans carries the film as Wes, the embittered homeless hustler. His comedic timing makes him perfect for this role, and helps keep the film's pace and keeps the audience pulled in and attentive.
I hope this movie gets a distribution deal for wide release soon. It certainly deserves it. It was better than most of the wide release films that I've seen in the past year.
Chasing his dream, Anton leaves his aunt's home in Harlem for downtown New York City, where a quick-witted street hustler named Wes cons him out of his life savings. Homeless and empty-handed, Matthew, a street musician stalled in his own dreams, invites Anton to perform with him in the park. Amazed by Anton's singing talent, Matthew befriends him and attempts to keep him safe from Wes's enterprising exploitation. Caught in the middle, Anton's journey isn't an easy one. The three men's lives entwine and lead each down a path of destruction, truth and redemption.
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April 30, 2021 at 02:39 AM