“Four,” the independent film based on the Hartford-set play by Christopher Shinn (who was born in Hartford and raised in Wethersfield), will be released starting Sept. 13 at 10 AMC Theaters across the nation.
Winner of the 2012 Urbanworld Film Festival Best Narrative prize, the movie is directed and written by Joshua Sanchez.
The cast includes Wendell Pierce (HBO’s “The Wire”), Emory Cohen (the film “The Place Beyond the Pines”), Aja Naomi King (the film “Damsels in Distress”) and E.J. Bonilla (the film “Mamitas”).
The film centers on “a married black man who steps out of his family, on the night of Fourth of July, with a much younger white man whom he met online, and the way his family quietly deals with his duplicitous life.”
The play premiered at the Royal Court Theatre in London and has productions off-Broadway, Hartford’s TheaterWorks and other regional theaters. This is the first of Shinn’s play to be adapted for the screen. his other works include the Pulitzer finalist “Dying City,” and “Now or Later,” “What Didn’t Happen,” “Teddy Ferrara,” “Picked” and “Where Do We Live?”