Drama • 18-Aug-2015
On the streets of Los Angeles, a group of young hustlers spend a night partying and stealing. It's a visceral collection of scenes with a pulsating natural energy and soft-focus gaze on lost innocence. The film centers around Gabriel, a handsome young man, and a gender-fluid set of friends maneuvering through East L.A. night clubs. At first Gabriel isn’t privy to the criminal activity, but soon he’s given a choice to join, and we follow their exploits — swiping wallets, soliciting sex, and robbing apartments. The point here is not to moralize, and the stakes aren’t conveyed in any traditional sense. In fact, there’s some kind of throbbing spiritual energy that cleanses wrongdoings as soon as they are committed. A beautifully tender film with a lively cast and a transcendent final sequence. -KA. Directed by Anderson Matthew.
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