THE AFRICAN DESPERATE tracks one very long day for Palace Bryant (an expertly deadpan Diamond Stingily), a newly minted MFA grad whose final day of art school becomes a real trip. Palace is not going to the f***ing graduation party! She hates the woods. If this were a reality show, she would be the person who was not here to make friends. Palace needs to get home, back to Chicago from upstate New York. But that means surviving a hazy, hilarious, and hallucinatory night-long odyssey, stumbling from academic critiques to backseat hookups. The electrifying feature debut from renowned artist Martine Syms, THE AFRICAN DESPERATE brings her razor-sharp satire and vivid aesthetic invention to a riotous coming-of-age comedy.

  • 1 hr 37 minNR
  • Sep 16, 2022
  • Comedy

Cast & Crew

  • Diamond StingilyActor

  • Dillon EgyesActor

  • Brent David FreaneyActor

  • Martine SymsDirector

  • Martine SymsProducer

  • Rocket CaleshuProducer

  • Vic BrooksProducer

  • Rocket CaleshuWriter

  • Martine SymsWriter