Better Mus’ Come is a stylish drama about Ricky, a single father who is released from prison after months of speculation that he is a suspected political agitator. The movie, set against a 1970s Jamaican backdrop, is also a
Ricky is a single father who is released from prison after months of speculation that he is a suspected political agitator. A gang leader who is now questioning the principles he used to believe in, Ricky is still haunted by the death of his wife who was a victim of gang warfare. He is the focus of the coming of age drama, Better Mus’ Come, which is set against a 1970s Jamaican backdrop.
Sheldon Shepherd is “Ricky” and Nicole Sky Grey is "Kemala"in Better Mus' Come
Enter, Kemala (Nicole Grey), a smart young lady who lives in a rival neighborhood. Unfortunately after they Kemala and Ricky meet another level of violence springs from their friendship.
There are some rather harsh and brutal scenes in the movie, which only highlight the true realities of the times. The film documents the way petty rivalries spiral out of control to plunge a neighborhood into murderous gang wars.
A one-man band, first time feature filmmaker Storm Saulter also wrote, edited and directed the film, as well as handled the cinematography. He has amassed an impressive cast and a stunningly provocative and engaging movie.
Saulter, who is a bit of a political junkie, hits close to home with the film by documenting the Green Bay Massacre and the undeclared civil war that took place from the 1970’s into the early 80’s between street gangs who were recruited and armed by the political parties to fight for control of their communities.
Better Mus’ Come also stars Roger Guenveur Smith, Ricardo Orgill and Everaldo Creary.
On the DONLOE SCALE: D (don't bother), O (oh, no), N (needs work), L (likeable) O (OK) E (excellent), Better Mus' Come gets an O (OK)
Better Mus’ Come is now playing at Downtown Independent. For locations & showtimes visit http://www.affrm.com/better-mus-come/