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    David Fortune on Film ‘Color Book’ and Authentic Black Storytelling

    David Fortune, an Atlanta-based director and screenwriter, is set to premiere his latest film, “Color Book,” at the Tribeca Film Festival on June 8.

    The film, shot in black and white, explores the life of a grieving widower, played by Will Catlett, raising his son with Down syndrome, portrayed by Jeremiah Daniels. “Color Book” was made possible by a $1 million grant from AT&T’s Untold Stories program, awarded at last year’s festival.

    Fortune told The Atlanta Voice that he emphasizes the importance of authentic Black storytelling, highlighting the necessity to tell stories that resonate deeply within the Black community. He focuses on portraying nuanced, character-driven narratives that reflect genuine experiences and emotions. Fortune believes that such storytelling is crucial for providing representation and for sharing diverse, underrepresented perspectives in cinema.

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    As “Color Book” gears up for its premiere, anticipation is building among audiences and critics alike. The film promises to be a remarkable addition to Fortune’s body of work, cementing his reputation as a visionary filmmaker.

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