Slam Movie Review 1998

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Documentarian Levin makes his feature film debut with this part-prison, part-ghetto drama. Street-smart, low-level drug dealer Ray (Williams) is living in gang-ridden D.C. when he's busted for possession and suspicion of murdering his supplier. Jail's just as rough as the streets since two local inside gangs each want Ray's allegiance. Ray wants to keep to himself and work on his writing--the poetry he composes about what he sees in life. He manages to get bail and then has a lot of hard decisions to make.

Distribution

CinemaNow, 4553 Glencoe Ave., Ste. 200, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292, URL: http://www.cinemanow.com, Remarks: Formerly known as Lions Gate Home Entertainment

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 100 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Urban Drama, Men in Prison, Gangs, Writers, African America
Screenplay
Marc Levin, Saul Williams, Sonja Sohn, Bonz Malone, Richard Stratton
Cast
Saul Williams, Sonja Sohn, Bonz Malone
Cinematography
Mark Benjamin
Director
Marc Levin
Producer
Trimark Pictures

Awards

Sundance 1998: Grand Jury Prize.

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