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Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul.

Directed by Adamma Ebo

USA | 102

24 Aug
Wed, Aug 24 at 7:00 pm
AMC Kabuki 8
AMC Kabuki 8 1881 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94115 United States

This event is currently at rush. A rush line will form outside the venue 30–60 minutes before the screening starts. Once all ticket holders are seated, any empty seats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis to those in the rush line. We offer one ticket per person waiting in line at the time of admission.

Guests Expected

Director Adamma Ebo, Producer Adanne Ebo, Actor Regina Hall, and Actor Sterling K. Brown expected to attend

Description

Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul. is a satirical comedy starring Regina Hall as Trinitie Childs—the proud first lady of a Southern Baptist megachurch, who together with her husband Pastor Lee-Curtis Childs (Sterling K. Brown), once served a congregation in the tens of thousands. When a scandal forces their church to temporarily close, Trinitie and Lee-Curtis must set aside their differences to save their congregation and livelihood, staging the biggest comeback that commodified religion has ever seen. Produced by Jordan Peele, this wickedly smart feature debut from Adamma and Adanne Ebo reminds us that the road to redemption is anything but straightforward.

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Director Adamma Ebo

Adamma & Adanne Ebo are American-Nigerian identical twins who write, direct, and produce together as a duo. Their TV writing credits include the upcoming Amazon series Mr. & Mrs. Smith and Batman: Caped Crusader for HBOMax. Their feature film Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul.—written and directed by Adamma, produced by Adanne, and starring Regina Hall and Sterling K. Brown—has been accepted into the 2022 Sundance Film Festival. They’re also developing their pilot specs Supply, 404 and Supashawty Girls, and Funkmatic Bangbang. They are writing an episode for the upcoming anthology series DC’s Strange Adventures, and Adamma has directed an episode of FX’s ATLANTA. Both are Spelman College graduates, Adamma is a UCLA Film School graduate, and Adanne is a Northwestern Law School graduate. Adamma is a lover of all things video games, fashion, anime, naps, and daydreaming about the perfect Keyblade design. Likewise, Adanne also loves video games, fashion, anime, and training to become the Avatar—master of all four elements.

Producer Adanne Ebo

Adamma & Adanne Ebo are American-Nigerian identical twins who write, direct, and produce together as a duo. Their TV writing credits include the upcoming Amazon series Mr. & Mrs. Smith and Batman: Caped Crusader for HBOMax. Their feature film Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul.—written and directed by Adamma, produced by Adanne, and starring Regina Hall and Sterling K. Brown—has been accepted into the 2022 Sundance Film Festival. They’re also developing their pilot specs Supply, 404 and Supashawty Girls, and Funkmatic Bangbang. They are writing an episode for the upcoming anthology series DC’s Strange Adventures, and Adamma has directed an episode of FX’s ATLANTA. Both are Spelman College graduates, Adamma is a UCLA Film School graduate, and Adanne is a Northwestern Law School graduate. Adamma is a lover of all things video games, fashion, anime, naps, and daydreaming about the perfect Keyblade design. Likewise, Adanne also loves video games, fashion, anime, and training to become the Avatar—master of all four elements.

Actor Regina Hall

Regina Hall’s acting career began in NYC while simultaneously earning her Master’s in Journalism from NYU. With numerous film and television credits to her name, Hall has emerged as one of Hollywood’s most sought-after actresses. This year, Hall had the honor of hosting the 94th Annual Academy Awards alongside Amy Schumer and Wanda Sykes.

Hall’s next project is megachurch dark comedy Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul. opposite Sterling K. Brown which originally premiered at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival. The film is a satirical look at megachurch culture and the often-nebulous perspectives that are cultivated from being both entrenched in it, and finding yourself on the outside looking in. Come August, Hall will star in the Netflix comedy ME TIME opposite Kevin Hart and Mark Wahlberg which follows two friends reconnecting for a wild weekend and the aftermath that ensues.

Most recently, Hall starred and executive produced the critically acclaimed occult drama Master for Amazon Prime which follows two African American women at a predominantly white college in Massachusetts who start experiencing haunting activities ingrained in the history of the school.

Last year, Hall starred in the critically acclaimed Hulu series Nine Perfect Strangers, alongside Nicole Kidman and Melissa McCarthy, as Carmel Schneider, a single mother of four who is left by her husband for a younger woman, earning her an NAACP Image Award.

In 2017, Hall starred in Girls Trip with Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah, and Tiffany Haddish. The global hit brought in over $140 million worldwide and was one of 2017’s most talked-about films. In 2018, she became the first African American actress to win a NY Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress for her role in Andrew Bujalski’s Support the Girls.

Past films include: Breaking News in Yuba County with Allison Janney and Mila Kunis, Shaft opposite Samuel L. Jackson, Barbershop 3, Think Like A Man Too, Paid in Full and Scary Movie, and its three sequels. Hall also had supporting roles in Love & Basketball and Disappearing Acts.

Hall’s recently launched production company, Rh Negative, has signed a first look deal with Showtime and a six-movie slate deal with ViacomCBS’ Entertainment & Youth Group.

Actor Sterling K. Brown

Three-time Emmy Award winning actor and producer Sterling K. Brown is best known for starring in NBC’s critically acclaimed drama series This is Us. For his role as Randall Pearson, Brown has received an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, as well as five consecutive nominations in the category. He also received a Golden Globe Award for ‘Best Performance by an Actor in a Drama Series,’ becoming the first African American actor to win his category in the award show’s 75-year history. Additionally, Brown made history by becoming the first African American actor to receive the SAG Award for Outstanding Male Actor in a Drama. He has also received two SAG awards alongside his cast for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, as well as the African American Film Critics Association ‘Best Actor’ award for two consecutive years. In 2018, Brown was included in TIME magazine’s list of 100 most influential people in the world.

Brown’s next film, Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul., which he also produced, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and will release this September via Focus Features. In the dark comedy, he portrays pastor Lee-Curtis Childs, the leader of a Southern Baptist Mega Church who is attempting to rebuild his congregation. Brown recently completed production on the sci-fi indie film Biosphere, alongside Mark Duplass. He is currently in production on Hulu’s limited series Washington Black, an adaptation of Esi Edugyan’s novel, for which he is also producing. His additional film credits include Waves, Frozen 2 and Black Panther.

Brown graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Drama from Stanford University, before receiving his Master’s Degree in Fine Arts from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. He currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife and two children.

Trailer

Film Details

Language English

Year 2022

Premiere Bay Area

Runtime 102

Country USA

Director Adamma Ebo

Executive Producer Jordan Peele

Producer Daniel Kaluuya, Rowan Riley, Amandla Crichlow. Adanne Ebo, Kara Durrett, Jessamine Burgum, Matthew Cooper, Regina Hall, Sterling K. Brown

Writer Adamma Ebo, Adanne Ebo

Editor Ali Greer, Stacy Moon

Cinematographer Alan Gwizdowski

Music Marcus Norris

Cast Regina Hall, Sterling K. Brown, Nicole Beharie

Closed Captions Closed captions are available for this screening.

Audio Description Audio description is available for this screening.

American Sign Language (ASL) Interpretation American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation is not currently scheduled for this event. For more information about ASL interpretation at our events, e-mail ADA@SFFilm.org.