How to Watch ‘A Thousand and One’?: We can witness one of the purest forms of love in the relationship between a mother and her child. Motherhood changes people. The transformation of a woman into a mother makes her make decisions she might not have made if she wasn’t a mother. To go beyond your limits and do whatever you can to protect and provide for that child is what motherhood is all about. And this selfless relationship with the utmost respect and care is depicted in the latest Teyana Taylor film called “A Thousand and One.” The movie follows Inez, a free-spirited woman, her journey of motherhood and her relationship with her son Terry.
In this feature film debut of writer-director A V Rockwell, we witness the story of Inez as she returns from Rikers, trying to pick up the pieces of her life. She runs away with her son Terry, who was in the foster system, and moves to Harlem, where she grew up. Later she meets Lucky, falls in love with him, and marries him. With a rapidly changing neighborhood along with a growing teen at home, Inez has to make decisions and try her best to protect her family.
The film shows a very real depiction of what an American household looked like when NYC was rapidly developing, from the early 90s to the early 2000s. We see it through the lens of a family which goes through everything. The growth of Terry from an isolated, rather silent child into an intelligent human is truly mesmerizing. This story of love, survival, and a fight for identity and stability is a must-watch for every cinema lover and anyone in general looking for something raw and real.
With an incredible 97% on Rotten Tomatoes and an 86% audience score based on 250+ verified ratings, the film promises an experience of A-class cinema. Both critics and the general audience love the portrayal of Inez by Teyana Taylor. This might have been the directorial debut of A V Rockwell, but it made sure to turn heads toward her.
A Thousand and One Cast:
The film is led by Teyana Taylor as Inez and three versions of Terry played by Aaron Kingsley Adetola (6 years old Terry), Aven Courtney (13 years Old Terry), and Josiah Cross (17 years old Terry) along with William Catlet as Lucky.
Also, starring is Terry Abney as Kim Jones. With a mind-blowing performance by the cast, the film is a haven for people looking for a heartfelt story.
Is ‘A Thousand and One’ playing in movie theatres?
Yes! After receiving a warm reception at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, where it also bagged the Grand Jury Prize in US Dramatic Competition, Focus Features opted for a wide release for the film. Beginning March 31, 2023, audiences will be able to watch A Thousand and One in movie theatres. For tickets, you can visit the Fandango website.
Where can I stream ‘A Thousand and One’ movie online?
As of now, nowhere. Focus Features hasn’t declared a date for the film to land on Video on Demand services. However, it’s most likely that the film will be available to Buy/Rent on all major VOD services like Amazon, VUDU, Itunes, etc., within a span of 45 days from its initial theatrical release.
As far as subscription-based services are concerned, there’s no official announcement of the streaming release date or where the movie will land online. However, as Focus Pictures distribute the film, one can expect to see the film in the Peacock lineup sometime soon. Till then, keep a lookout for this space for future updates.