- Wed-Thu, May 15-16Dir. Adam Leon, USA, 2013, 81 min., NR, DCPOfficial Website
Shot guerilla-style on the streets of New York, this fresh, energetic low budget comedy won best narrative prize at SXSW and earned a slot at last year’s Cannes Film Festival. Malcolm and Sofia, two determined teens from the Bronx, are the ultimate graffiti-writers. When a rival gang buffs their latest masterpiece, they must 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 whirlwind, sun-soaked summer days, Malcolm and Sofia travel on an epic urban adventure involving black market spray cans, illicit bodegas, stolen sneakers, a high wire heist, and a beautiful rich girl's necklace that is literally their key to becoming the biggest writers in the city.
“A movie about teenage taggers in the Bronx should be fast and raw, scruffy and loose, and Adam Leon's GIMME THE LOOT is just that.” —Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer “This is a simple, meandering, slice-of-life indie film that feels more authentic than most "gritty" New York films with infinitely larger budgets.” – Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times
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