“CornerStore” is a new comedy, recently filmed in Detroit by Joe Doughrity. It chronicles one eventful summer day at a convenience store on Detroit’s Six Mile Road. Owned by the Jenkins family, the store is operated by Earl, a handsome, middle class, full-time father of 2 young adults–his son Gerard, an aspiring chef, and daughter Gail, a fun-loving yet sneaky twenty-something. The eccentric customers are the real stars of this PG-13 (pending) rated comedy. From winos to gangsters, thieves to neighborhood kids, a LOT can happen on the corner. The film features Roger Guenveur Smith (“American Gangster”, “Deep Cover” & “Do the Right Thing”); Judge Mathis (native Detroiter, TV star); Trick Trick (rapper, member PureMichigan campaign); Dwele (R&B star, native Detroiter) and has a special guest appearance by Tommy Hearns (boxing champion, native Detroiter).
The film has received terrific support across the country. CornerStore has played in a number of film festivals and recently won the Best Detroit Comedy Award at the Detroit-Windsor International Film Festival, June 2011 CornerStore was produced by Shotown Pictures in association with Global Pictures.
CornerStore will have its Detroit Red Carpet Premiere 7:30pm August 10th at the AMC Southfield. CornerStore will continue at the AMC Southfield, 25333 W. 12 Mile Rd, Southfield Mi 48034 (888) 262-4386; as well as the Spotlight Taylor 10: 22265 Eureka Road, Taylor, MI 48180 (734) 287-8222 for a limited engagement August 12-18th