Upcoming thriller Canal Street will be released in US theatres on 18th Jan 2019 to coincide with Martin Luther King Day.
Canal Street is a modern-day thriller telling the story of a teen, Kholi Styles, trying to get by in an unwelcoming new world. After the mysterious death of a classmate, all eyes fall on Kholi, the new kid at his high school. It’s up to his father, Jackie Styles, an up-and-coming lawyer from the slums of Chicago, to defend his son in court and battle an outraged public before time runs out. Jackie fights to keep his faith and prove his son is not the monster the world has made him out to be.
This is a story about the majority and the frivolous reasons for the deep-seated divisions within it. It’s a beautiful look at the diversity of chicago told through the gritty lense of society. Aided by a universal soundtrack under the leadership of Grammy Award Winning Record Executive Amir Windom (DESPICABLE ME 2, COLLATERAL BEAUTY) that will set the appetite tapping in unison, it sets the table for a much-needed national discussion by appealing to themes of family, friendship, and forgiveness through its multi-cultural ensemble and genre-spanning music. America needs a hard detour. Canal Street offers forgiveness. It’s what the majority truly wants, and what will keep the fearful a minority.
The cast includes Woody McClain (NEW EDITION), Sharon Leal (SUPER GIRL), Harry Lennix (THE BLACKLIST), Jon Seda (CHICAGO PD), Will Yun Lee (TRUE BLOOD), Michael Beach ( PATRIOTS DAY) and Giovanni Watson (RESTORED ME).
The film was produced by Rhyan LaMarr and Chris Jennings, with Kevin Mullens, Eric Garnes, Yancey Arias, and Rhyan LaMarr executive producing. The film was written by Jon Knitter, Adam Key, and Rhyan LaMarr. Nick M. Puetz was the director of photography and David C. Keith was the editor.
Singer/songwriters of the films songs and score include: Tauren Wells, Social Club Misfits, Hollyn, Bri Babineaux, Rhyan LaMarr and Amir Windom wrote original songs and Michael Lane, Gretchen Yanover and Kao Cates wrote the score.
For more information, to book tickets and to find theatres showing the film visit: canalstreetmovie.com