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Aero Theatre | Q&A with casting director Robi Reed
‘Perpetratin’ Realism’ Series
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When Frankie, a bank teller, is fired after being falsely accused of knowing the suspect in a bank robbery, she gets a job at a janitorial service with her friends: Tisean, a single mother who can barely support her son and is devastated when he is taken away unfairly by child services; Stony, who worked her whole life to give her younger brother a good life, but is grieving his loss after his unjust murder by the police; and Cleo, a butch lesbian who is hyper-aware of the double standard. The four friends decide that they must take their lives – and the law – into their own hands and set out to rob banks. If the crackhead around the corner can do it, for sure these four brilliant, determined friends can as well.
F. Gary Gray’s sophomore feature after FRIDAY (1995) was an instant box office success, nominated for a slew of awards, including a GLAAD award for Queen Latifah’s performance and a Grammy nomination for its soundtrack. Blazing with performances from a luminous ensemble cast – Jada Pinkett Smith, Vivica A. Fox, Queen Latifah, and Kimberly Elise – SET IT OFF has endured as one of the most beloved, iconic heist films of all time.
DISTRIBUTOR: Warner Bros.
Robi Reed is a renowned casting director and producer. She has over 50 films and television shows to her credit, including beloved 90’s hits THE BEST MAN, SOUL FOOD, LOVE JONES, IN LIVING COLOR, and GIRLFRIENDS. Reed is currently the vice president of talent and casting for original programming at Black Entertainment Television (BET), where she oversees talent and casting for scripted and non-scripted shows.
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