Opens in Select Theaters & VOD Nationwide June 10, 2022
Patrick Gilles(writer/director) and actress Safiya Fredericks talk about “I AM CHARLIE WALKER” based on a true story, Mike Colter stars as trucking and construction entrepreneur Charlie Walker. In 1971, two oil tankers violently collided off the San Francisco Coast spilling millions of gallons of crude oil creating an environmental disaster. Safiya Fredericks plays Charlie’s wife the strong woman behind her very driven husband.
Against all odds, Charlie was able to secure one of the most lucrative contracts to clean the coastline that threatened much of the San Francisco Bay. With only three trucks, an incredible work ethic, and a whole lot of heart, the film recounts the racial discrimination Walker endured as he tries to save the coastline all while fighting institutional racism from the very company that hired him in the first place.
The film also stars Dylan Baker, Safiya Fredericks, Mark Leslie Ford, Steven Wiig, Greg Cipes, Travis Johns, Emma Caulfield Ford, Monica Barbaro, and Carl Lumbly.
I AM CHARLIE WALKER opens in selected theaters and VOD nationwide June 10th, 2022