New Directors/New Films 2012

Gimme the Loot

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Gimme the Loot
Adam Leon, 2012
USA | 81 minutes

Director in person for Q&A at both screenings!

Malcolm and Sofia, two determined teens from the Bronx, are the ultimate graffiti-writers. When a rival gang buffs their latest masterpiece, they hatch a plan to get revenge by tagging an iconic NYC landmark, but they need to raise $500 to pull off their spectacular scheme. Over the course of two sun-soaked summer days, the pair travel on an epic urban adventure involving black market spraycans, illicit bodegas, stolen sneakers, a high-wire heist, and a beautiful girl’s necklace that is literally their key to becoming the biggest writers in the city. In his feature film debut, Adam Leon creates a raucous, car-less road trip that is also a hip homage to street-smart kids and the city we love. Winner of the Grand Jury Prize for Best Narrative Feature at SXSW 2012!

A Sundance Selects release.

Series: New Directors/New Films 2012

Venue: FSLC/MoMA

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