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The Last Revolutionary

Mac Perkins is holed up in his Los Angeles throw back hideout, plotting to stop anti Obama sentiment from the far right and racist groups around the country, when an ex-revolutionary friend, Jack Armstrong, finds him, seemingly by chance. The two ex comrades haven’t seen each other in over ten years, and they soon find themselves embroiled in a fierce intellectual and dialectic political battle, with Jack challenging Mac’s political stance and his notion that there is a need for a, so called, revolution. The two men hash out political ideas and ideology as Jack attempts to make Mac see that his methods are archaic and his plans old fashion. During the dramatic and humorous interchange between these two old friends whose lives have taken much different paths, secrets are exposed about both men personally and politically, that lead to a life and death confrontation.

  • Michael Brewer
  • Levy Lee Simon
    The Bow Wow Club, In the Jazz Time 369, God, the Crackhouse and the Devil, Caseload, The Guest at Central Park West.
  • Madeleine Liebert
  • John Marshall Jones
    Key Cast
    Shooter,Bosch, Rectify, Mentalist, Criminal Minds, NCIS, Good Morning Vietnam, The Smart Guy, In the Cut.
  • Levy Lee Simon
    Key Cast
    Stage: BROADWAY - The Kentucky Cycle (Tony Nominated Play) ENGLAND - Miss Evers Boys, Regional & Off Broadway - Over 60 porudctions.
  • Marla Gibbs
    Key Cast
    The Jeffersons.
  • Robert L. Wilson
    Key Cast
  • Michael Bohusz
  • Keith Smith
  • Geri Allen
    Original Music
  • Vali Tirsoaga
    Production Designer
  • Swinda Reichelt
    Costume Designer
  • Victoria Jackson
    Makeup & Hair
  • John Marshall Jones
    Executive Producers
  • Levy Lee Simon
    Executive Producers
  • Michael Brewer
    Executive Producers
  • Madeleine Liebert
    Executive Producers
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  • Runtime:
    1 hour 16 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    February 10, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    150,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Pan African Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    February 12, 2017
    World Premiere
  • Silicon Beach Film Festival
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    March 20, 2017
    Best Social Justice Film
  • National Black Theatre Festival - Film segment.
    Winston Salem, North Carolina
    United States
    August 4, 2017
  • BronzeLens Film Festival
    Atlanta, GA
    United States
    August 23, 2017
  • Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival
    Cleveland, Ohio
    United States
    September 21, 2017
  • The Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History
  • African Diaspora International Film Festival
Director Biography - Michael Brewer

After graduating from Queens College in New York with a BA in Film/Television, Michael Brewer embarked on a distinguished Cinematography career lensing documentaries for PBS, ABC/Disney, History Channel, A&E Networks, Viacom, ESPN and others. His eclectic background as a world traveler and documentarian shapes his visual approach which strives to celebrate the beauty of the human spirit, while encompassing his signature cross cultural experience. PBS Networks have twice recognized him with an Emmy Award for his work on "Reverend James Lawson," a short feature focusing on civil rights leader, Rev. James Lawson and The National Education Award for “Bahia: Africa in the Americas.” The Group W special series, "Evening in India," won Michael a New England Emmy Nomination for Cinematography. “In Full Bloom…transcending gender,” a feature documentary Michael directed and photographed has screened in several national and international film festivals. Drawn to both non-fiction and narrative stories, Michael's work has taken him to over thirty countries and generated substantial social awareness and revenue.

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Director Statement

Adapted from the stage play with the same name written by Levy Lee Simon, our film, “The Last Revolutionary,” addresses many dilemmas regarding being Black in America today. The strong themes of love, loyalty and conviction to one’s principles resonated with me and the idea of adapting this socially relevant work into a movie was intriguing on a creative and philosophical level. As a visual storyteller, I chose uncomplicated cinematic composition and minimalist lighting allowing the actors ample movement in a small space to help weave humor with the serious subject matter of the story. You will find yourself asking, “What does ‘revolution’ really mean?” Although I did play a strong part in creating the look of the film, this production allowed me to move from my comfort zone behind the camera to work closer with exceptional actors. I’m proud of what we’ve done to bring this film to life and ready to share it with the world.