1993. USA. 97 min. English.
Director: Albert Hughes, Allen Hughes. Featuring: Tyrin Turner, Larenz Tate, June Kyoto Lu, Toshi Toda, Samuel L. Jackson, Anthony Johnson
18-year-old Kaydee “Caine” Lawson lives a violent and unstable life on the streets of Watts, a neighborhood of Los Angeles. After being wounded in a carjacking, Caine’s friends try to warn him that if his life of crime and violence continues, he will either end up in prison or dead, but it fails to change his ways. Caine’s friend Ronnie finally breaks through to him by suggesting he move to Atlanta with her to start a new life. Caine hesitantly agrees, but quickly finds the dangers and complexities of his life on the streets are not easily left behind. Discussion with director Allen Hughes, moderated by VAFF Advisory Board Member Jason George
This film is part of the Race in America series presented by James Madison’s Montpelier and supported by Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts
Vinegar Hill Theatre
VAFF sponsors and donors at the Extra level and above receive advance access to tickets from noon on Sept. 26 to 11:59 AM on Sept. 30. Public tickets sales begin at noon on Sept. 30. Donors and sponsors can click on the button above to sign into their Box Office account and unlock pre-sale access. For information on VAFF donor benefits, please visit virginiafilmfestival.org/donor-benefits/.