Snow on Tha Bluff
Brooklyn, United States
NYC Theatrical Premiere, One Week Only!
*** Filmmaker DAMON RUSSELL in person Fri. 4/20 ***
[Read the new FILMMAKER MAGAZINE interview here.]
"Riveting! From the start of SNOW ON THA BLUFF, which runs without any introductory credits, this jolt of a film drops into a you-are-there crime scene."
- Daniel M. Gold, THE NEW YORK TIMES
"[GRADE: A-] A refreshing, unrelenting piece of cinéma vérité! SNOW ON THA BLUFF is unlike anything you’ll see this year."
- Christopher Bell, THE PLAYLIST
"[3 STARS.] Russell evinces a shrewd understanding of how to juxtapose the handheld camera's finite sightline with the bursts of chaos that suddenly invade it... The film gains its power not from its blurring of reality and fiction, but from how forcefully it suggests the continuation of lived experience, just beyond the edge of the frame."
- Matthew Connolly, SLANT MAGAZINE
"SNOW ON THA BLUFF is at turns exhilarating, comical and infuriating as its anti-hero proves to be as clever and resourceful as he is violent and irresponsible."
- Brandon Harris, FILMMAKER MAGAZINE
"Energetic! Recalls the reality-TV chestnut COPS, though it's told from the perp's perspective. Some humor arises from the protagonist's delusions of grandeur, but there's nothing funny about the climax, when [Curtis'] family's history of violence repeats itself."
- Andrea Gronvall, CHICAGO READER
WATCH THE TRAILER:
SNOW ON THA BLUFF is the vividly gritty Slamdance docudrama about gangsta life that piqued the interest of police investigators and sparked a theater riot in Atlanta. Winner of the Chicago Underground Film Festival, the raw and raucous debut feature from Damon Russell (one of Filmmaker Magazine's "25 New Faces of Independent Film") makes its NYC theatrical premiere with a week-long run, April 20 - 26.
Wildly charismatic but volatile as hell, Atlanta hustler Curtis Snow steals a camera from some college kids in a drug deal and begins documenting his life. At first, it's business as usual for Curt in "Tha Bluff," one of the worst neighborhoods in America, the type you only ever see in the quick flashes of a local news story. He robs dope boys, slings crack, and runs from the cops, all while trying to provide for his baby mama and two-year-old son. But when one of the dealers he ripped off comes back for revenge, Curt's dark past starts catching up with him.
79 minutes. In English. Presented in Blu-ray. Rated R. A Screen Media Films release.
FRIDAY, April 20 (7pm, 10pm) * SPECIAL GUESTS IN PERSON *
SATURDAY, April 21 (10pm)
MONDAY, April 23 (10pm)
TUESDAY, April 24 (3pm)
WEDNESDAY, April 25 (10pm)
THURSDAY, April 26 (7pm, 10pm)
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