Two years ago Lee Daniels's Precious
(2009), an adaptation of the novel Push by
Sapphire, confronted viewers with its hardscrabble, intense story about an
unwed teenage mother beset by inner-city and family turmoil. It defied the odds
and became an Oscar-winning commercial hit (Best Supporting Actress for Mo'Nique;
Best Adapted Screenplay for Daniels). It screens at the Brattle and will be
followed by a reading by Sapphire
from her new novel, The Kid.
That's at the Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St, Cambridge | Thursday, July 28 @ 7 pm | $12 | brattlefilm.org.