Blink, the movie from filmmaker Courtney Glaude will be premiering in select AMC theatres in Houston and Atlanta from March 2nd through March 8th. Houston rolls out the red carpet with an exclusive red carpet on March 2nd at 7:30 pm at The AMC Studio 30 Dunvale while Atlanta Rolls out the red carpet on March 3rd at AMC Campcreek Theatre.
“1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have been victims of [some form of] physical violence by an intimate partner within their lifetime,” according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Though Texas family violence programs received more than 170,000 hotline calls in 2016, the topic of domestic abuse still carries a shameful stigma.
The film explores these issues and explores the psychology behind abuse including why someone may turn to violence, as well as the science of behavior surrounding why a person may stay in an unhealthy relationship and continue to be subjected to abusive behavior.
Blink is Courtney’s first feature length film on the heels of being awarded Best Short Drama Film in 2017 by the Los Angeles Short Film Festival for film, Row. Blink follows Nailah Belle as she tries to navigate the depths and effect of domestic violence, discovering that the calmest seas are often the most turbulent below the surface. From the outside, the meticulous facade of Nailah and husband Derek’s relationship looks perfect. Those in the community don’t suspect the violence it takes to maintain that immaculate front. Nailah’s class doesn’t imagine that Derek verbally and physically beats Nailah in the endless, and ultimately impossible, pursuit of perfection. Although life may look flawless, Nailah’s story shows how everything can change in just one blink.
Courtney is no stranger to abuse and bullying when he grew up in Houston’s 5th ward. In order to endure the abuse, he would escape to his imagination which is what propelled him into becoming such a compelling storyteller.
Blink is already receiving a resounding response both with local and national viewers, with Glaude appearing as a guest on Great Day Houston, which aired Feb. 2 at 9 a.m. CT. Glaude has also been chosen as a keynote speaker for indie film conferences and schools across the southern region.
“It’s such an honor for me to share my creativity with the world,” said Glaude. “I can’t wait for more people to see what we’ve created with Blink.” With Blink, Glaude brings his passion for filmmaking to the next level.
Blink will play at select AMC Theaters throughout Houston and Atlanta, March 2-8. It is Green Eyed Theater’s first feature length film, sure to inspire conversation about this important topic throughout the community and beyond.
Green Eyed Theater is a Houston-based independent film production company that recognizes the importance of creative and honest storytelling.