Seduction and conflicted desire intertwine on a steamy Fourth of July evening in this requiem for the loneliness quietly hidden in everyday suburban American life. Pierce (HBO’s The Wire) gives a career-best, Independent Spirit Award-nominated performance as Joe, a married black man out on a date with a white teenage boy (Cohen, The Place Beyond the Pines) he met online. At the same time, Joe’s precocious daughter seeks refuge from the mess of a home-life her father's secrets have created, finding solace in the company of a Latino basketball player whose best days are behind him.
with Joshua Sanchez, Wendell Pierce, Emory Cohen, Aja Naomi King, and E.J. Bonilla
The screening will be introduced by writer/filmmaker Nelson George and followed by a Q&A with the film’s director and cast, moderated by Rolling Stone writer Matt Taibbi.