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‘Sylvie’s Love’ Co-Stars Discuss Working On Period Pieces And Expanding Black Stories




Nnamdi Asomugha as Robert Halloway and Tessa Thompson as Sylvie Parker in
Nnamdi Asomugha as Robert Halloway and Tessa Thompson as Sylvie Parker in "Sylvie's Love."
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The film “Sylvie’s Love” follows a woman who spends her summer days helping around her father’s record store in 1950s Harlem when she meets an aspiring saxophone player. Writer-director Eugene Ashe combines romance, music and a changing culture in the film. KPCC’s John Horn spoke with co-stars Tessa Thompson and Nnamdi Asomugha at the Sundance Film Festival following the first screening of the film. The two talked with John about the process of working on a period piece like “Sylvie’s Love,” the importance of expanding black stories and more.

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Tessa Thompson, actress starring in the new film “Sylvie’s Love”

Nnamdi Asomugha, actor and producer starring in the new film “Sylvie’s Love”