“newlyweeds” available on demand, dvd & itunes december 17th!

December 16, 2013

In the wake of its world premiere in the 2013 Sundance Film Festival’s NEXT section, a critically acclaimed late summer theatrical run and culminating in a recent nomination for the Independent Spirit Awards’ “Someone to Watch” prize for writer-director Shaka King, Phase 4 Films is pleased to announce that the stoner romance NEWLYWEEDS will become available on DVD, Cable OnDemand and numerous iTunes starting Tuesday, December 17th.

Like no other pot comedy, NEWLYWEEDS neither condones nor condemns the recreational use of marijuana as it tells the story of Lyle and Nina, a young couple trying to keep their lives and relationship together while sharing a voracious appetite for cannabis.  Set in a vibrantly photographed Brooklyn neighborhood, NEWLYWEEDS follows Lyle (Amari Cheatom) as he spends days reclaiming property for Manny’s Rent-to-Own, and nights with the lovely, exotically-attired Nina (Trae Harris), a tour guide for the Brooklyn Children’s Museum. Their grass habit stokes a hallucinatory safe zone for them to dream of grander lives, but also provokes a series of wacky mishaps and questionable choices. NEWLYWEEDS plays like a Spike Lee joint and “Louie” mash-up — a subtle, nuanced and often endearingly funny depiction of struggling urban coupledom.