By Angel Jeter
The Tested, a story vaguely reminiscent of the 2006 police killing of 23 year-old Sean Bell comes to UMC (Urban Movie Channel) on Friday, March 10, 2017.
One year ago, undercover police officer Julian (Armando Riesco) guns down an unarmed teen. The teen’s mother, Darralyn Warren (Aunjanue Ellis) spirals into a pit of despair, while her other son Dre Warren (Michael Morris Jr.) flirts with gang life, perhaps as a way to get justice and vengeance for the death of his brother.
After a mother already loses one of her sons, how can the remaining son carry all the responsibilities of the family?
The tragedy results in a whirlwind of emotions and comes to a head when Julian, Darralyn and Dre realize they cannot find closure without the other.
How do they all move past the tragedy and find their way through?
This film explores the complex relationship between a mother, son, and law enforcement, as they grieve the loss of a life taken, revenge, and injustice.
How can the cop live with shooting an innocent kid? With a timely examination of how police brutality affected his life and everyone involved with him.
‘The Tested’ is a powerful examination of police brutality!
Running Time: 1h 30m
Written and Directed: Russell Costanzo
Producer: Melissa B. Miller
Cast also includes: Tobias Truvillion, Frank Vincent
Created by Robert L. Johnson, Chairman of RLJ Entertainment and founder of Black Entertainment Television (BET), UMC (Urban Movie Channel) is the first subscription streaming service created for African Americans that features quality urban content, showcases feature films, documentaries, original series, stand-up comedy, and other exclusive content which offers a free 7-day trial and thereafter is just $4.99/month or $49.99/year.
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