Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry present a movie set in Harlem in 1987, it’s the story of Claireece Precious Jones, a sixteen-year-old African-American girl born into a life no one would want. Shes pregnant for the second time by her absent father; at home, she must wait hand and foot on her mother, a poisonously angry woman who abuses her emotionally and physically. School is a place of chaos, and Precious has reached the ninth grade with good marks and an awful secret: she can neither read nor write. Precious may sometimes be down, but she is never out. Beneath her impassive expression is a watchful, curious young woman with an inchoate but unshakeable sense that other possibilities exist for her. Threatened with expulsion, Precious is offered the chance to transfer to an alternative school, Each One/Teach One. Precious doesnt know the meaning of alternative, but her instincts tell her this is the chance she has been waiting for. In the literacy workshop taught by the patient yet firm Ms. Rain, Precious begins a journey that will lead her from darkness, pain and powerlessness to light, love and self-determination.
*Precious opens to a limited number of theatres this weekend. Thus far it is not playing in the central Ohio area. Magic 98.9 is currently working with local theatres to bring “Precious” to Columbus. Details coming soon…..
-Starting November 20th “Precious” will play in select cinemas in the Akron/Cleveland Ohio area.
-Starting December 18th “Precious” will play in select cinemas in the Toledo/Canton/Youngstown Ohio area.