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Adam Leon's SXSW Winner 'Gimme the Loot' Goes to Sundance Selects

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood March 19, 2012 at 4:04PM

"Gimme the Loot" goes to Sundance Selects for North and Latin American distribution. The Adam Leon film, which just won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Narrative Feature at SXSW, follows two teenagers in the Bronx who must raise $500 to exact revenge on a rival graffiti gang that destroyed their latest masterpiece...
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"Gimme the Loot"
"Gimme the Loot"

"Gimme the Loot" goes to Sundance Selects for North and Latin American distribution. The Adam Leon film, which just won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Narrative Feature at SXSW, follows two teenagers in the Bronx who must raise $500 to exact revenge on a rival graffiti gang that destroyed their latest masterpiece. Over the course of two summer days, the teenagers, Malcolm and Sofia have "an epic urban adventure involving black market spray cans, illicit bodegas, stolen sneakers, a high stakes heist, and a beautiful, stoned girl whose necklace is literally their key to becoming the biggest writers in the City." Check out the SXSW trailer below.

Sundance Selects promises that "Gimme the Loot" introduces a major new talent (Leon), as did their films "Weekend" (Andrew Haigh) "Tiny Furniture" (Lena Dunham) and "Medicine for Melancholy" (Barry Jenkins). The film stars Tashiana Washington, Ty Hickson, Meeko, Zoe Lescaze and Sam Soghor. It was produced by Natalie Difford, Dominic Buchanan and Jamund Washington.

The film will have its NY debut at New Directors/New Films.

This article is related to: South By Southwest Film Conference and Festival (SXSW), SXSW, Sundance, New Directors/New Films, News, News, Indies, Independents


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.