Fresh 1994 MA15+

6.00PM Fri 7 Apr 2017 (1hr 54mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Ticketed

SYNOPSIS

Screens with the short film Straight Down Low 2013.

Boaz Yakima's Fresh is a coming-of-age story and gritty tale of crime and retribution in the slum neighbourhoods of New York City. Fresh (Sean Nelson) is a tough 12-year old who plans on surviving his current situation. While living in foster care with his Aunt and sister Nichole (N'Bushe Wright), he deals drugs for local gangster Esteban (Giancarlo Esposito) and saves the money. Wise beyond his years, Fresh decides to use the logic of chess learnt from his estranged father (Samuel L Jackson), to form a strategy that might help him achieve his ultimate goal. Incisive and packing an emotional pull, Fresh is a riveting and entirely unique neo-noir that situates the genre within a contemporary African-American experience.

CREDITS

Fresh 1994 MA15+

35MM, COLOUR, DOLBY, 114 MINUTES, UNITED STATES/FRANCE, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR/SCRIPT: BOAZ YAKIN / PRODUCERS: LAWRENCE BENDER, RANDY OSTROW / CINEMATOGRAPHER: ADAM HOLENDER / EDITOR: DORIAN HARRIS / MUSIC: STEWARD COPELAND / CAST: SEAN NELSON, SAMUEL L. JACKSON, N'BUSHE WRIGHT, GIANCARLO ESPOSITO / PRODUCTION COMPANY: LUMIERE PICTURES, MIRAMAX / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: STUDIO CANAL / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP (DIGITAL CINEMA PROJECTION)

MA15+ | High level coarse language, Medium level violence, Drug references

Straight Down Low 2013

HD VIDEO, COLOUR, STEREO, 25 MINUTES, USA, ENGLISH, DIRECTOR: ZACH WECHTER / SCRIPT: JACK SEIDMAN, ZACH WECHTER / PRODUCERS: AUBREY DAVIS, GEOFFREY LEE / CINEMATOGRAPHER: MISHKA KORNAI / EDITOR: ESTHER SOKOLOW / CAST: DANIÈLE WATTS, SHAMAR SANDERS, JULES THEODORE / MUSIC: JOHN W SNYDER / PRODUCTION COMPANY: ZACH WECHTER / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: ZACH WECHTER / SCREENING FORMAT: E-CINEMA