January 15, 2009

Mariah To Attend Sundance Premiere of Push

Mariah is set to attend The 2009 Sundance Film Festival premiere of Push on Friday, January 16th @ 8:00pm.  

With sheer audacity and utter authenticity, director Lee Daniels tackles Push and creates an unforgettable film that sets a new standard for cinema of its kind. Precious Jones (Gabourey Sidibe) is a high-school girl with nothing working in her favor. She is pregnant with her father's child--for the second time. She can't read or write, and her schoolmates tease her for being fat. Her home life is a horror, ruled by a mother (Mo'Nique) who keeps her imprisoned both emotionally and physically. Precious's instincts tell her one thing: if she's ever going to break from the chains of ignorance, she will have to dig deeply into her own resources.  Along her journey, she comes across a teacher (played by Paula Patton) who helps her discover an alternative path in life, a concerned social worker (played by Mariah Carey) and a nurse (played by Lenny Kravitz) who shows her much kindness. Push is not a film wallowing in the stillness of depression; instead, it vibrates with the kind of energy derived only from anger and hope. The entire cast is amazing; they carry out a firestorm of raw emotion. Daniels has drawn from them inimitable performances that will rivet you to your seat and leave you too shocked to breathe. If you passed Precious on the street, you probably wouldn't notice her. But when her story is revealed, as Daniels does in this courageous film, you are left with an indelible image of a young woman who--with creativity, humor, and ferocity--finds the strength to turn her life around.  

The eagerly anticipated film, based on the best-selling book of the same name, boasts an all-star cast including Mo'Nique, Paula Patton, Lenny Kravitz, Mariah Carey, Kimberly Russell, Sherri Shepherd and newcomer Gabourey Sidibe in the role of Precious Jones.    

Sundance screening schedule for Push:
Friday, Jan. 16, 8:00pm at Racquet Club, Park City
Saturday, Jan. 17, 12:00pm at Broadway Centre Cinemas VI, Salt Lake City
Tuesday, Jan. 20, 3:15pm at Eccles Theatre, Park City
Wednesday, Jan. 21, 11:30pm at Prospector Square Theatre, Park City
Friday, Jan. 23, 2:15pm at Racquet Club, Park City

For ticketing information, click here.


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