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About the Movie
Named Best Film at the San Diego Black Film Festival and winner of the Indy Spirit Award at the Boston Film Festival, “Cass” is the story of a 15-year old girl and her family, whose lives are forever changed when an artist with a mysterious past moves into the house next door.“Cass” features David Dastmalchian (Ant-Man, Dark Knight) as the painter, Joshua Whitmore, who comes to Detroit to pursue a secret project. Rachel Hilson (The Good Wife) plays Cassandra, the headstrong teen next door with a passion for photography that draws her into the world of the reclusive artist. Their relationship leads to other revelations about Cass' father, played by James McDaniel (Orange is the New Black, NYPD Blue) that threaten the entire family.“Cass” explores issues of race, economics, and art, featuring The City of Detroit as another character in the drama. The murals of Diego Rivera at the Detroit Institute of Art serve as a centerpiece of the film.“Cass” is the debut feature for writer/director, Hugh Schulze. His short films, Arc of a Bird and Credits, have won more than a dozen awards at U.S. and International film festivals. Born and raised in the city, Schulze's passion for the city and its residents is at the heart of a drama at asks the question: "What do you burn for?"
A must see!
Will not disappoint!
One of the best films I've seen in a while! Great storyline! Highly recommend!
Beautiful and Surprising
CASS took me by surprise. It is a kind of urban fairytale, set in Detroit. Rachel Hilson and David Dastmalchian are particularly good, with real on-screen chemistry. (The scene at the Diego Rivera mural was especially beautiful.) I'm definitely going to watch this again.