Currently featured in A Snowy Day In Oakland, Nicole Ari Parker, plays LaTrice a beautiful and smart psychologist that is starting over after a breakup from her high-profile psychiatrist boyfriend and business partner.
Parker alongside a star studded cast like Loretta Devine, Deon Cole, and Evan Ross. The film follows LaTrice from San Francisco to Oakland as she finds herself opening her own practice in a tight knit Oakland community after she breaks up with her well-off psychiatrist boyfriend.
Written and directed by Kim Bass, the film was inspired by Bass’ childhood in Utica and his sudden move to the town, and how he had to adjust to being dropped into a new lifestyle. Bass describes the film as a “dramatic comedy” where it is entertaining but touches on important topics like mental health within a “psychologically-ignored neighborhood.”
In this exclusive interview with entertainment journalist, Meah Denee Barrington, actress Nicole Ari Parker breaks down her character LaTrice and how this film taps into mental health. Even though the film was shot five years ago, Parker believes this film is still very relevant today when discussing topics like mental health within Black communities. Parker even speaks about her experience as an entrepreneur and how it aligned with her character LaTrice building her own business in the movie. Watch the full interview now (video above) and take a peak at the trailer below.
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