American Independent Narrative Competition, American Independent Showcase
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ENDS THURSDAY 2/23/2017.
A man named Ashley (Andre Royo of The Wire) returns to his South Los Angeles home after a long and unexplained stint in prison; this is the old story Hunter Gatherer tells, the return of the prodigal son. In a nod to Charles Burnett’s 1990 To Sleep with Anger, the idle Ashley returns to a largely vacant life, and soon falls into a money-making scheme-filled friendship with the true star of the show and the film’s ballast, “Germs” (George Sample III). Art director (Prince Avalanche, Camp X-Ray) turned director Joshua Locy’s debut is an astonishingly assured mix of realism and fantasy—subtle and full of dreamlike mysticism, effortless wit, and immersive cinematography.