Never has contributing to the delinquency of a minor been so wonderfully tragic and compelling. Sometimes Woody Watson, an 11 year-old, is a vulnerable kid. "Only one place I have is OK. Inside me where I can hide everything."
The heart of America beats hard, fast and true in LUV, the debut feature by Sheldon Candis. Part spiritual autobiography, part crumpled Valentine to Baltimore, all coming-of-age saga, LUV presents a breakout performance by young Michael Rainey, Jr.
Representation of the collective diaspora has always been thwarted by our need to classify films according to races other than white. Still, while labels can be debilitating, they can also be manipulated.