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A Thousand and One

March 31, 2023
1hr 57min

A Thousand and One Movie Details:

Movie NameA Thousand and One
Country United States
Language English
GenreCrime, Drama
Release DateJanuary 22, 2023 (Sundance)
March 31, 2023
Running Time1hr 57min
Age ratingR
CastTeyana Taylor
Directed by A.V. Rockwell
Written byA.V. Rockwell
Produced byEddie Vaisman
Julia Lebedev
Lena Waithe
Rishi Rajani
Brad Weston
Cinematography by Eric K. Yue
Edited by Sabine Hoffman
Kristan Sprague
Music byGary Gunn
Production CompaniesSight Unseen
Hillman Grad Productions
Distributor Focus Features (United States)
Universal Pictures (International)
Domestic Collection$3,400,020
International Collection$63,660
Worldwide Collection$3,463,680

A Thousand and One Movie Cast and Characters:

  • Teyana Taylor as Inez de la Paz
  • Aaron Kingsley Adetola as Terry (6 years old)
  • Aven Courtney as Terry (13 years old)
  • Josiah Cross as Terry (17 years old)
  • Will Catlett as Lucky
  • Terri Abney as Kim Jones
  • Johnny Serret as Runaway Teen


The film follows unapologetic and free-spirited Inez (Teyana Taylor), who kidnaps her six-year-old son Terry from the foster care system. Holding onto their secret and each other, mother and son set out to reclaim their sense of home, identity, and stability, in a rapidly changing New York City.

About A Thousand and One Movie:

  • The directorial debut of A.V. Rockwell.
  • The film was shot in 2021.
  • A Thousand and One had its world premiere at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival on January 22, 2023, and won the Grand Jury Prize. The film was released on March 31, 2023, by Focus Features. It received critical acclaim and was named one of the top 10 independent films of 2023 by the National Board of Review.
  • The film was released alongside His Only Son, Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves, and the wide expansion of A Good Person, the film made $700,000 from 926 theaters on its first day and went on to debut to $1.72 million, finishing in seventh.

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