26th Annual Sidewalk Film Festival Opening Night: Exhibiting Forgiveness

Titus Kaphar


Alabama Theatre

Aug 23


"Exhibiting Forgiveness" follows the journey of Tarrell (André Holland), a successful Black artist whose life is disrupted by the unexpected return of his estranged father, La'Ron (John Earl Jelks), a recovering addict seeking reconciliation. As Tarrell prepares for a new gallery show, he struggles with traumatic memories of his childhood and the unresolved pain inflicted by his father. While his mother, Joyce (Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor), has forgiven La'Ron, Tarrell grapples with the challenge of forgiveness. Directed by Titus Kaphar, this film blends emotional depth and visual artistry, exploring themes of familial strife and the complexities of forgiveness against the backdrop of the contemporary art world. With a powerful performance by André Holland and a dynamic supporting cast, "Exhibiting Forgiveness" offers a poignant reflection on the enduring impact of past traumas and the arduous journey toward healing.



Titus Kaphar


Titus Kaphar


André Holland, John Earl Jelks, Andra Day, Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor