a/k/a All Rise
Release Date: 5/7/21; Netflix
(Original Release: 2018)
Director: Anthony Mandler
Studio(s): Tonik Productions, Charlevoix Entertainment, Bron Studios, Inc., Get Lifted Film Company, Netflix.
Running time: 98 mins.
Cast: Kelvin Harrison, Jr. (Steve Harmon), Jeffrey Wright (Mr. Harmon), Jennifer Hudson (Mrs. Harmon), Jharrel Jerome (Osvaldo), Jennifer Ehle (Katherine O’Brien), Tim Blake Nelson (Leroy Sawicki), John David Washington (Richard ‘Bobo’ Evans), Dorian Missick (Asa Briggs), Lovie Simone (Renee Pickford), Nas (Raymond ‘Sunset’ Green), A$AP Rocky/Rakim Mayers (William King).
Story: Based on the bestselling book by Walter Dean Myers. Steve Harmon, a bright, sensitive 17-year-old, stands trial for acting as a lookout during the lethal armed robbery of a Harlem bodega. Before his arrest, he was an honors student and aspiring filmmaker taking street-level snapshots and on-the-fly footage of neighborhood life. Now, Steve is seen as just another young black criminal, assumed guilty and labeled a monster. But Steve and his lawyer declare his innocence and attempt to defy the odds in a bid to win his freedom. Source: Sundance.org; Photo Source: IMDB.