Street Fighting Men

Directed by: Andrew James
USA, 103 minutes

    

Grayslake Campus
Sunday, September 8
11:00 am

Waukegan Campus
Saturday, September 7
1:25 pm
Sunday, September 8
3:50 pm

In a rapidly changing America where mass inequality and dwindling opportunity have devastated the black working class, three Detroit men must fight to build something lasting for themselves and future generations. 

Street Fighting Men, which celebrates dogged persistence in the face of overwhelming adversity, takes a deep vérité dive into the lives of three African American men: retired cop Jack Rabbit, who continues to patrol the mean streets as a citizen; Deris, who has made bad choices in the past but wants to further his education and serve as a role model for his baby daughter; and Luke, who labors mightily as he rehabs a seriously dilapidated house while putting together a meager living. 

Shot over three years in the neighborhoods of Detroit, Street Fighting Men is a story of hard work, faith, and manhood in a community left to fend for itself.

Festivals & Awards:

IFFBoston
SF DocFest
Big Sky International Film Festival
Brooklyn Film Festival

preceded by:

The Conqueror
Directed By: Timothy Blackwood
Written By: Timothy & Jesse Blackwood

Maintenance worker by day, pro-boxer by night, Jerome Conquest lives in the city of ‘Rocky’ and comes from one of Philadelphia’s most dangerous neighborhoods, Strawberry Mansion. When Conquest loses his best friend, Calvin, to street violence, he turns to boxing as a way to improve his life, which begins a story of redemption, not only for him but for his struggling community.
USA, 13 minutes
Festivals: Indy Shorts, Philadelphia, Oxford, Garden State, IFFBoston, Sidewalk