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Short film from United States, 19 minutes
WINNER NY PERSPECTIVES AWARD
Screens Saturday, February 28, 2015
Screening Block 2: 1:30pm-4:30pm
A boy’s desire to cop the most coveted pair of sneakers is quickly replaced with the fear that he and his sister are in serious danger when racial tensions explode in an overnight sneaker line in NYC.
About the Director
San Francisco native Jess dela Merced is a writer/director with a recent MFA from the New York University Graduate Film Program where she received the 2012 Spike Lee Fellowship as well as the Lorraine Hansberry Arts, Performance, and Media Award. Her thesis film HYPEBEASTS was written under the mentorship of Spike Lee. She is a 2014 SF Film Society Filmhouse resident and has been selected as one of IFP’s Emerging Storytellers.
2014 NBC Universal Finalist for Best Short, Best Director, and Best Actor
2014 San Diego Asian Film Festival – Best Narrative Short