November is full of reasons to be thankful, one of them is the inspirational must-see new feature film, Beyond the Lights, due in theatres on Friday, November 14th. Starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Nate Parker, the story is one of embracing love, life and your voice as outlined in the movie’s synopsis:
BEYOND THE LIGHTS is the story of Noni, the music world’s latest superstar. But not all is what it seems, and the pressures of fame have Noni on the edge - until she meets Kaz Nicol, a young cop and aspiring politician who’s been assigned to her detail. Drawn to each other, Noni and Kaz fall fast and hard, despite the protests of those around them who urge them to put their career ambitions ahead of their romance. But it is ultimately Kaz's love that gives Noni the courage to find her own voice and break free to become the artist she was meant to be.
No 46-year-old should die of a heart attack in their sleep, but it happens. I know it does, because that’s how I lost my sister earlier this year. Her death put a lot of things in perspective. The job where I was working was sucking the life out of me, and with my family history I could easily have dropped dead of a heart attack or stroke at my desk. But like Noni, I chose to live and to raise my voice. I quit the job, moved back East and am pursuing my dreams on my terms. I am inspired by the movie’s theme and message. The trailers are amazing and have me excitedly waiting to see the love -- and life -- story in full.
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