Kicks is one of the fall films that’s starting to get a lot of buzz as a potential awards contender. The film features rising star Kofi Siriboe (Queen Sugar) and Mahershala Ali (Luke Cage).
And now Lyles Movie Files readers can get passes to see it free.
The screening is for:
Thursday, September 15 – 7:30pm
206 Swamp Fox Rd
Alexandria, VA 22314
All you’ve gotta do is click on this link and get your passes. The link is good for two passes.
Here’s the film synopsis:
In director Justin Tipping’s feature debut Kicks, nothing is as simple as it seems. 15-year-old Brandon longs for a pair of the freshest sneakers that money can buy; assuming that merely having them on his feet will help him escape the reality of being poor, neglected by the opposite sex and picked on by everyone — even his best friends.
Working hard to get them, he soon finds that the titular shoes have instead made him a target after they are promptly snatched by local hood, Flaco. Seemingly the embodiment of menace, Flaco harbors complexities of his own that will be revealed when Brandon goes on a mission to retrieve his stolen sneakers with his two best friends in tow.
Boasting a strong ensemble cast, and featuring a memorable lead performance by newcomer Jahking Guillory, the film transcends a deceptively traditional hero’s journey to deliver an entertaining and sobering look at the realities of inner-city life, the concept of manhood and the fetishization of sneaker culture. Visually and thematically rich, with an amazing soundtrack of both hip-hop classics and Bay Area favorites, Kicks creates an authentic and original portrait of a young man drowning in the expectations of machismo.