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THE UNDERSHEPHERD
Isaiah Washington and Malinda Williams both give searing performances in this portrait of the ballooning ego of a pastor in waiting who schemes to become the lead pastor. Once he does, he predictably loses his mind, in a clear indictment of the scandals that have rocked the Black church in recent years. Parr says that’s what inspired the script, which has a great premise but is overwrought at times and with competing subplots. However, Parr pulls it off for the most part and Washington sinks his teeth into the material. Williams however won the acting award, in a tie with Sheldon Shepherd, the actor from “Better Mus’ Come, ” a film about political unrest in Jamaica in the 70’s.

Grand Jury Prize Best Director
Russ Parr “The Undershepherd”

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