The Bag Lady
Directed and Written by Ericka Marsalis-LaManna
Produced by Ericka Marsalis-LaManna and Ray Sr.
Based on a true story, Ray is a homeless teenager from a broken home when he becomes a father and catches a five year prison sentence at the age of 18 for participating in a robbery that killed his best friend. Refreshed and inspired by his new wife and long time friend Jessica, Ray emerges from prison a changed man but struggles to balance life as a father, husband, and son. Faced with the challenges of dealing with his son's bitter mother Felicia, as well as the permanent emotional damage inflicted by his own emotionally unstable mother, Ray is determined to beat the odds and break the negative cycles that have plagued his family for generations.
*Note: This is a non-competitive film*