Photo Flash: PIPELINE Celebrates Theatrical Release at NYC Screening!
Tickets are now available for the debut cinema run of PIPELINE, coming to movie theaters nationwide October 3, 5, and 7. The LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTERpresentation-produced in partnership with BroadwayHD-depicts a mother's hopes for her son and their clash with an educational system rigged against him. The powerful work was originally staged at Lincoln Center Theater in 2017 to wide critical acclaim. Hailed as "potent and intensely acted" and confirming Dominique Morisseau's "reputation as a playwright of piercing eloquence" (New York Times), the film will be available in cities across the U.S. including New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago. Distributed by Screenvision Media, a full list of theaters and ticketing information is available at PipelineInCinema.com.
In Dominique Morisseau's PIPELINE, Nya Joseph (Karen Pittman) is a dedicated, inner-city public high school teacher who is committed to her students' achievement, while she sends her only son, Omari (Namir Smallwood), to a private boarding school. When Omari is involved in a controversial incident which threatens him with expulsion from his school, Nya is forced to reconcile Omari's rage, her own parental decisions, and the public and private school systems, as she rallies to save her son.
"I'm thrilled to bring Pipeline BEYOND the stage in New York City to cinemas across the country," said Morisseau. "The school-to-prison pipeline has national ramifications for students, teachers, parents, and families. I hope the story of Nya, Omari, and their struggles within a biased system inspire new audiences to push this important topic forward in their own communities."
Check out photos from the first New York City screening below!
Photo Credit: Chasi Annexy
Andrew C. Wilk with leading lady Karen Pittman
Stage director Lileana Blain-Cruz with PIPELINE film director Habib Azar