Old Joe’s painting the front door of an abandoned house in Pittsburgh, even though it’s scheduled for demolition.
Is it an act of hope?
Old Joe (Marvin Bell), a neighborhood character who remembers the exact date anything significant happened to him, claims it’s his house.
But Harmon Wilks (Joseph C. Phillips), a real estate developer, claims he and his former college roommate, Roosevelt (Chauncy Thomas) own it. And they’re going to tear that house down to make room for a big redevelopment project. They’re going to build apartments and have corporations move in: Starbucks, Whole Foods, Barnes & Noble.
Nancy Stetson, Naples Florida Weekly – December 2, 2021