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BIG WORDS

DIRECTED BY NEIL DRUMMING

Written and directed by Neil Drumming and set in Brooklyn on the eve of President Obama’s history-making election, three former members of a once promising hip-hop crew cross paths again to discover that some things never change. Former frontman John, once known as Big Words, is now a working class guy who raps only to himself. James is a publicist living with his boyfriend, far removed from the days when he rhymed about getting girls. While DJ Malik still spins records with a longing for the glory days. Together again, the friends reckon with dreams deferred and dreams yet to come.


RELEASED BY ARRAY IN THEATERS JULY 19, 2013

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PRESS

The URBAN DAILY | Hip-Hop Romance 'Big Words' Now Available On Netflix

EURWEB | AFFRM + Array Releasing Announces the Netflix Debut of Neil Drumming's dramatic comedy, 'Big Words'

SHADOW & ACT | AFFRM + Array Releasing Debut Netflix Streaming Release of Neil Drumming's 'Big Words' Today

BBC | 'Big Words' Director Neil Drumming: In His Own Words

LOS ANGELES SENTINEL | 'Big Words' and African American Indie Films at CAAM

YOUNG VOICES | African American Film Network Debuts in UK with Big Words

VARIETY | Film Review: 'Big Words' 

LOS ANGELES TIMES | Movie Review: 'Big Words' says much about not making it in show biz

CNN | 'Big Words' and new era of African American cinema emerges

THE URBAN DAILY | The Journey of Self-Growth Gets Examined in 'Big Words'

SHADOW & ACT | AFFRM Continues 'Big Words' Tour with New International and Domestic Playdates

ROLLING OUT | 'Big Words" Actor Gbenga Akinnagbe Finds Comfort In The Uncomfortable

NEW YORK TIMES | NYT Critics' Pick: Old Friends Confront Dreams Deferred

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER | 'Big Words' Film Review

BBC | @AFFRM & 'Big Words' part of "A Renaissance of Black Cinema?"

INDIEWIRE | In a Big Year for African American Movies, 'Big Words' Is the Underdog You Should See

SHADOW & ACT | 'Big Words' Director Neil Drumming Talks Hip-Hop, Career and Influences

EW | Watch the trailer for 'Big Words' -- EXCLUSIVE

SHADOW & ACT | First Release Trailer for Neil Drumming's Hip-Hop Dramedy 'Big Words'

LOS ANGELES TIMES | ARRAY Acquires Slamdance film 'Big Words'

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY | Neil Drumming's 'Big Words' finds distribution label

INDIEWIRE | AFFRM's ARRAY Adds 'Big Words' To Their Growing Acquisition List

BLACKFILM.COM | AFFRM label ARRAY Acquires Neil Drumming's Big Words

SHADOW & ACT | AFFRM's ARRAY Takes Neil Drumming's Nostalgic 'Big Words' - Its 6th Acquisition