Considering we’ve waited a handful of years for the next Jonathan Demme narrative film, we’re willing to watch just about anything he puts his name on. The latest project is Gimme the Loot, a film the Rachel Getting Married director is “presenting,” which picked up the grand jury prize at South by Southwest Film Festival last year after being partially funded on Kickstarter.
Snatched up by IFC Films for distribution, the directorial debut of Adam Leon will now get a release this spring and we’ve got the first theatrical trailer today. Just from this brief two-minute preview, one can see the reason for the acclaim its already garnered. Lively and authentic, check out the promising trailer and poster below for the film starring Tashiana Washington, Ty Hickson and Zoë Lescaze.
Malcom and Sofia are the most determined teenage graffiti-writers in the Bronx. But when a rival gang buffs their latest masterpiece, they hatch a plan to get their revenge by planning the ultimate graffiti tag—to “bomb” the Mets’ home run apple. The only hitch is that they need to raise $500 to pull off their spectacular scheme. Over the course of two whirlwind, sun-soaked summer days, they travel on an epic urban adventure involving black market spray cans, illicit bodegas, stolen sneakers, a high-stakes heist, and a beautiful, stoned girl whose necklace is literally their key to fame. An official selection of the Cannes Film Festival and winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the SXSW Film Festival, and the Independent Spirit Someone to Watch Award, GIMME THE LOOT is the charming, funny, daring story of two taggers that will do anything to become the biggest writers in the city.
Gimme the Loot opens on March 22nd.
With this year’s Cannes Film Festival halfway done, one of the clear highlights is Coens‘ 1960′s-set folk music tale Inside Llewyn Davis. Profiling a down on his luck musician (Oscar Isaac), whose natural talent indicates he is destined for success, the film is a vivid portrait of what it means to be a starving artist. In [...]
Welcome to the latest episode of our official podcast, The Film Stage Show. This week, staff writer Danny King, associate editor Nick Newman and I review J.J. Abram‘s new entry in his flagship franchise, Star Trek Into Darkness. Before that, though, we run down our top 3 most-anticipated films of the Cannes Film Festival. Finally, we take a look at the [...]
There is truly something magical when you combine the French Riviera, the global film market and thousands of hungry filmgoers and critics. The end result is what has come to be known as the most prestigious film festival in the world, the Cannes Film Festival, currently in its 66th iteration. This is my third year [...]
The Archive is a collection of cinephile-friendly findings around the web, including rare or never-before-seen photos, interviews, footage or any other bits related to classic or independent cinema. If you have any suggestions, feel free to e-mail in or tweet to @TheFilmStage. Check out the rundown below. Above, an unused Taxi Driver poster made for SpokeArt’s Martin [...]
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