Fueled by his love for wine, Elijah enrolls in school to become a master sommelier. It’s a dream that upends the expectations of his father Louis who insists Elijah take over the Memphis barbeque joint that’s been passed down from father to son since its inception. Elijah struggles with the demands of school and a new relationship, while Louis wrestles with feelings of his son rejecting the family business until life forces both of them to slow down. Written and directed by Prentice Penny (Insecure), and starring Mamoudou Athie, Courtney B. Vance, and Niecy Nash, Uncorked is a comedic and touching drama about a father and son who have to finally learn to listen to one another.

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Prentice Penny


Director: Prentice Penny
Executive Producer: Patrick Raymond, Veronica Nickel
Producer: Datari Turner, p.g.a, Chris Pollack, p.g.a, Jason Michael Berman, p.g.a, Jill Ahrens, Ryan Ahrens, Ben Renzo, Prentice Penny, p.g.a
Screenwriter: Prentice Penny
Cinematographer: Elliot Davis
Editor: Sandra Montiel, ACE
Production Designer: Kendall Bennett
Principal Cast: Mamoudou Athie, Courtney B. Vance, Niecy Nash, Matt McGorry, Sasha Compere, Gil Ozeri, Kelly Jenrette, Bernard David Jones, Meera Rohit Kumbhani
Additional Credits: Costume Designer: Rahimah Yoba, Composer: Hit-Boy, Music Supervisor: Kier Lehman, Co-Executive Producers: Drew Brees, Tony Parker, Michael Finley, Derrick Brooks


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Emily Kim
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Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year: 2020
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Genre: Drama
Screening Section: Narrative Spotlight
Screening Category: Narrative Feature
Country: France, United States
Language: English
Runtime: 104 mins