Story Full Of Firsts:
Fisher, dir. Denzil Washington - Press Release
Antwone Fisher marks an industry and world first. It
is the first film in cinema history to solely be released through one
exclusive cinema chain. Fox has formed an alliance with the largest cinema
chain in the UK, Odeon, to bring cinemagoers this story of courage, truth
and love. Denzil Washington, who received an Oscar in 2002 for his role
in the film 'Training Day', makes his directorial debut.
This is not the only first however, with the film's co-star Derek Luke
making his acting debut and Antwone Fisher himself, his writing debut.
Luke says of the film, “When I finished reading the script I was
in tears. My Heart was attached to this script.” Inspired by the
true story of a young naval officer, Antwone Fisher, the film is deeply
moving and will leave even the most cynical audience member with tears
in their eye.
Antwone Fisher Synosis:
A Sailor with an explosive attitude, Fisher (Derek Luke), is ordered to
see a naval psychiatrist (Denzel Washington) about his volatile temper.
Little did he know that his first step into the doctor’s office
would lead him on a journey home.
With the support of the psychiatrist, who becomes more like a father than
anyone Fisher has ever known, and the woman (Joy Bryant) from whom he
learns how to love, Fisher finds the courage to stop fighting and start
healing. Only then can he call on the family he never knew and come to
terms with the one he knew all too well.