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Gimme the Loot

Adam Leon

Sophia and Malcolm are the next big stars in Graffiti art – sadly nobody knows this yet. To change this, and to earn some respect in the scene, they decide to put their "tag" on one of New York's trademarks, the New York Mets apple that appears after every home run hit at Shea Stadium. Standing between them and their fame is just 500 dollars, needed to bribe the night guard at the baseball stadium. An exciting journey begins, with lots of mistakes and de-viations. Adam Leon's début film reveals his years spent learning from Woody Allen. Gimme the loot is one of the most light-hearted films about youth culture for a long time, simultane-ously a comedy and background social analysis. New York is shown simultaneously as a place of almost unlimited possibilities and a place of high social barriers. *Part of the LICHTER Audience Prize 2013* _Festivals u.a.:_ _-Cannes_ _-San Francisco International Film Festival_ _-Film Independent Spirit Awards: ‘Someone to watch’ Preis_ _-SXSW Film Festival: ‘SXSW Competition Prize'_ _-Deauville Film Festival_ _-Provincetown Film Festival_ _-New Directors/New Films_ _Does it sound patronizing to call a slice-of-life film about teenage Bronx graffiti artists adorable? It’s not meant to. Writer-director Adam Leon’s debut feature, Gimme the Loot, is a scrappy, funny, warmly observed delight from start to finish._ _David Rooney, Hollywoodreporter.com_

20 March 2013

20:00 h,

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Direction Adam Leon
Country USA
Year USA 2012
Duration 81 min
Language Engl. OmeU
Production Dominic Buchanan, Natalie Difford, Jamund Washington, Sam Soghor
Cast Ty Hickson, Tashiana Washington, Zoë Lescaze
Camera Jonathan Miller

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LICHER Opening film 2013 / German premiere