First screened in June 2015
Director: Rick Famuyiwa. Cast: Shameik Moore, Tony Revolori, Kiersey Clemons, Zoë Kravitz, Chanel Iman, Roger Guenveur Smith, Rakim Mayers, Quincy Brown, De'aundre Bonds, Quincy Brown, Kimberly Elise, Ashton Moio, Rick Fox. Screenplay: Rick Famuyiwa.

Twitter Capsule: Isn't. Bizarrely structured: an hour to set up premise! Appreciate eclectic tones in theory, but poorly balanced. Dire women.

VOR:   Participates in such under-nourished traditions (films about offbeat black kids, etc.) that it's hard not to root for. And the end reveals ambitious design, even if film fluffs it.

Photo © 2015 Open Road Films/Significant Productions

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C+

Sundance Film Festival: Best Film Editing (Lee Haugen)

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