Short, fictional film based on a short story. A 60-year-old woman meets an elderly man and pursues him, much to her grown children's dismay. Considers aging and age differences.
Theresa Merritt, Bill Cobbs, and Angela Bassett star in this gently satiric drama based on a short story by Toni Cade Bambara. Haxel Peoples (Merritt), a 60-year-old woman, meets her neighbor Bovanne (Cobbs), an elderly blind man, at a political fundraising party. They hit it off...but Hazel's grown children (including Bassett) are scandalized by the behavior of the venerated "elders." The only problem is that the kids are no match for the woman who reared them! Possessed of a long memory and a hard-won sense of self, Mama does exactly what she started out to do: seduce Her Man Bovanne. With great wit and sensitivity, My Man Bovanne looks at the difference between growing up and growing wise, and advises living life to the fullest -- at any age.
Other credits: Produced by the Betty Craig for Realizations Productions, which received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Natinoal Endowment for the Humanities, in support of a series of dramas about older people. Written and Directed by C.R. Portz. Featuring Angela Bassett
"A testimony to the imporatnce of love and dignity to all people of whatever age." --Ann Hill Beauf, Ph. D., The Gerontology Institute