Los Angeles Film Festival World Premiere of NIGHTINGALE
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Los Angeles Film Festival World Premiere of NIGHTINGALE

Los Angeles Film Festival World Premiere of NIGHTINGALE starring David Oyelowo (Selma, The Butler).

NIGHTINGALE tells the story of Peter Snowden (David Oyelowo) and his obsession with an old army friend named Edward. The film follows Peter as he records his private thoughts and feelings — his nightingale song — in the days leading up to his reunion with Edward. Before long the hostile world outside Peter’s door begins to threaten the idyllic future that he’s so desperately trying to build.

Peter Snowden just wanted to invite his war buddy over for dinner one night, but his mother wouldn’t let him–just another frustration the put-upon Iraq war veteran has to deal with. To compensate, Peter lives his life as a series of furious and gripping monologues, cajoling, wheedling and crying out at the universe for answers.

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That’s the kind of demand placed on star David Oyelowo, who responds with a bravura solo performance as a veteran unraveling thread by thread. With no other actor in the frame, Oyelowo leads us down the rabbit hole of Peter’s traumatized psyche, where rage and sorrow ultimately lead to acceptance. Nightingale is a tour du force for Oyelowo, whose ability to morph before our eyes makes Elliott Lester’s feature a bold and satisfying cinematic achievement.

Director: Elliot Lester

Writer: Frederick Mensch

Cast: David Oyelowo

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