"Mr. Eason, using a hand-held camera and a largely new or nonprofessional cast, brilliantly captures the pulse of daily life in working-class, immigrant New York."
– The New York Times,
"Storytelling at its very best!"
– The Hollywood Reporter,
"Eason's warm regard for his gutter-mouthed characters and Franky G.'s boisterous debut performance make for an unusually impassioned indie."
– The Village Voice,
Junior Moreno, an ex-convict struggling to get his life back, is a product of that legacy. His brother Manny, the salutatorian of his high school class, embodies hope in the neighborhood. On the night of his graduation party, Manny faces an ill-fated decision that could change his life forever, while Junior tries to prevent his little brother from becoming another casualty. With gritty, luminescent cinematography and unflinching portrayals of characters that embody the heart and soul of the neighborhood, writer/director Eric Eason brings us an electrifying feature debut in the finest tradition of independent filmmaking.
Director and Cast
Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Language: English and Some Spanish
Subtitles: Some English
Format: DVD (NTSC)
Encoding: Region 1
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1, Letterboxed
Screen Format: 4x3 Not Widescreen
Sound: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo