The Magic City: Celebrity-Studded Film Shows Life in Liberty City (Video)

Categories: Film and TV

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The Magic City
It's time to add another title to the list of films shot in South Florida.

The Magic City tells the story of a handful of a Liberty City community: Tiana and Nia, sisters who are abandoned by their drug-addicted mother; Georgia, the aunt who takes them in; and their neighbors, including Tru, a man struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder. When Georgia dies, the sisters hatch a plan to hide her death in order to stay together and out of the foster care system.

There are plenty of recognizable faces in the cast, including Jenifer Lewis (Think Like a Man), Keith David (Crash, Requiem for a Dream), and Jamie Hector (The Wire). But this isn't some Los Angeles version of Miami; the bulk of the scenes in the trailer were shot in Miami by director R. Malcolm Jones, a University of Miami graduate known for directing music videos.

Check out the trailer after the jump.

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