Pastor Brown will premiere Saturday, February 16, at 8:00pm ET/PT on Lifetime TV
Distributor: Rock Capital Films
Director: Rockmond Dunbar
Screenwriter: Rhonda Freeman-Baraka
Producers: Rockmond Dunbar, Carol Ann Shine and Re’Shaun Frear
Cast: Salli Richardson Whitfield, Nicole Ari Parker, Keith David, Michael B. Jordan, Michael Beach, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Tasha Smith, Dondre T. Whitfield, Rockmond Dunbar, Ernie Hudson, Monica, Angie Stone and India.Arie
The central question of ‘Pastor Brown’ is “What do you do when life gives you another chance?”
‘Pastor Brown’ easily moves viewers from unexpected tears to genuine laughter. The movie validates the viewer, letting her know that redemption is available no matter how far she may have strayed in her life. The film examines our central family connections – mother/son, father/daughter, sister/sister. And, it models the key ingredient for making those relationships work: Forgiveness – forgiveness of others and most importantly, forgiveness of oneself.
More than a decade ago, Jessica “Jesse” Brown fled home and family to find purpose in her life. She decides to stay away and support herself through exotic dancing. When her father falls unexpectedly ill, Jesse returns home. But going home forces Jesse to confront unresolved issues of jealousy, abandonment, and rejection by her sister, her teenaged son and others. Jesse’s father’s dying request, that she take over as pastor of the family’s church Mt. Olive Church, sparks a journey of self-discovery through which Jesse finds her purpose in life; and both Jesse and her family work through the universal themes of forgiveness, restoration, redemption and unconditional love.