I’m late on the trailer this week, but it’s a good one…promise. I watched the film at the Woodstock Film Festival, a few years back, and was really surprised. Sean Baker (known by some as one of the creators of Greg the Bunny), has no relative name for himself as a film director, but when I saw Prince of Broadway I hope there is no way he is ever going to stop. The film also won the Grand Jury Prize that year.
The movie follows a hustler, named Lucky, in NYC. He coaxes people into buying counterfeit goods and his life is pretty easy, until his ex drops off their son with him.
Shot in “docu-drama” style, Baker makes you become connected with the characters and portrays them in a very real way. Much of the film is based on the actor’s life, Prince Adu. Him and the little boy, Aiden Noesi, were precious together. Definitely something I would watch again, here’s the trailer: