Tommy Oliver's Film*The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) unveiled its “Discovery” section selections, which includes Tommy Oliver‘s feature film debut, “1982.”

The drama is based on a true story that tells of a black father whose wife has a crack cocaine addiction. He works hard to shield his daughter from that same life and experience, while trying to get his wife, her mother, clean again.

The story is set in 1982 in Philadelphia, at the very onset of the crack epidemic, and stars Hill Harper, Sharon Leal, Bokeem Woodbine, Lala Anthony, Quinton Aaron, with Wayne Brady and Ruby Dee.

This will be the film’s World Premiere, according to Shadow and Act‘s Tambay A. Obenson.

No trailer yet, but here are 3 new still images, courtesy of TIFF, from the film.


The “Discovery” section of the festival celebrates directors to watch – “The future of world cinema.”

The festival kicks off next month, September 5.

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