Manito

Directed by Eric Eason
Film Movement
2002
77 Minutes
USA
English, Spanish
Coming of Age, Thriller, Latin American, Drama
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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.

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Discs: 1

  • Highest Rating
    "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."
    A.O. Scott, The New York Times
  • Highest Rating
    "Storytelling at its very best!"
    Duane Byrge, The Hollywood Reporter
  • Highest Rating
    "Eason's warm regard for his gutter-mouthed characters and Franky G.'s boisterous debut performance make for an unusually impassioned indie."
    Mark Holcomb, The Village Voice

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