The Inkwell

05/04/2004
  |  Buy to Own: 05/04/2004
  |  120 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC

Synopsis

Evocative coming-of-age drama set in the summer of 1976. Drew Tate (Larenz Tate) is a 16-year-old African-American boy who accompanies his parents Kenny (Joe Morton) and Brenda (Suzzanne Douglass) to Martha's Vineyard to stay with Brenda's sister Frances (Vanessa Bell Calloway) and her family. Over the course of the summer, Drew forges relationships that change his life forever, including a crush on a self-obsessed girl Lauren (Jada Pinkett Smith), a cathartic meeting with a psychiatrist, and an intense relationship with an older married woman, Heather (A.J. Johnson), who initiates Drew into discovering his sexuality.