In this comedy/drama from director Carlos López Estrada, a black ex-con trying to finish out his year-long probation witnesses a brutal police shooting, an incident that begins to haunt him and ultimately forces him to re-examine his relationship with his white best friend, a man who is known to be reckless and ill-tempered. Starring Daveed Diggs, Rafael Casal, and Ethan Embry.~Kyle Lavigne
Audio commentary with director Carlos López Estrada
Audio commentary with writers-actors Daveed Digs and Rafael Casal
Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal have hit a home run with this film on a shoestring budget. They also star in the film. Though it is a comedy, it's a drama in disguise. This film should also be part of any black history collection. For anyone familiar with Oakland, CA, you will recognize some of the unique aspects of that city and yet, it has the air of many urban environments. A film that can be viewed many, many times.
This is an incredible and creative film that takes issues you think you know all about and makes you think about them all over again. Who are we? What defines us? What do our homes and our cities say about us? And why do some people continue to get the short end of the billy club no matter how many times it’s proven that it’s not right? Authentic and in the tradition of the best in film and hip-hop culture, you owe yourself the discovery of this amazing film.
This movie is one of the best movies that I have seen in the last few years. For a movie that was in and out of theaters so fast it is absolutely amazing. The actress provides such a strong performance and the movie has a little bit of everything in it. I highly suggest this movie to add to your favorite Blu-ray collection or your movie vault. Highly recommended and A+
Its a shame this movie was snubbed at awards season. It definitely resonated with me. It was a new idea, not a remake or reboot or comic book movie. Its good writing, good acting, good directing and an extremely well put together film. Everyone ive shown this film to loves it. Do yourself a favor and check out this movie about growing in a changing world.