By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act March 4, 2013 at 4:29PM
Gimme The Loot, written and directed by New York-based Adam Leon, has been acquired for distribution by Sundance Selects about a year ago, picking up North American and Latin American rights to the film.
The film won the Grand Jury Prize in the Narrative Feature section of last year's SXSW Film Festival.
Starring Tashiana Washington and Ty Hickson, the film's synopsis reads:
Malcolm and Sofia, two determined teens from the Bronx, are the ultimate graffiti-writers. When a rival gang buffs their latest masterpiece, they must hatch a plan to get revenge by tagging an iconic NYC landmark, but they need to raise $500 to pull off their spectacular scheme. Over the course of two whirlwind, sun-soaked summer days, Malcolm and Sofia travel on an epic urban adventure involving black market spray cans, illicit bodegas, stolen sneakers, a high wire heist, and a beautiful, rich girl’s necklace that is literally their key to becoming the biggest writers in the City.
After a year of international travel, via the film festival circuit, attracting acclaim along the way, Sundance Selects will finally release the film in theaters, starting on March 22.
Here are exact playdates:
3/22 IFC Center - New York, NY
3/29 Jacob Burns Film Center - Pleasantville, NY
3/29 Music Box Theater - Chicago, IL
3/29 Landmark Nuart Los Angeles, CA
4/5 Camera 3 San Jose, CA
4/5 Landmark Kendall Square Cambridge, MA
4/5 Landmark Opera Plaza San Francisco, CA
4/5 Landmark Shattuck Berkeley, CA
4/5 Landmark Ritz At The Bourse Philadelphia, PA
And ahead of the film's opening, a new release trailer has been cut, which is embedded below: