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Sprinter, dir. Storm Saulter, Jamaica 2019, 112 min.

Akeem Sharp, nicknamed the Rasta Rocket for his once-in-a-generation speed, is set to be Jamaica’s next big track and field sensation. Akeem hopes his success in athletics will take him to the US to reunite with his mother, who has been supporting the family from afar on a long-expired work visa. But Akeem’s rising star is weighed down by turmoil at home: an unstable father, and an unruly older brother who insinuates himself into Akeem’s career as a means of escaping – or perhaps enhancing – his scam artist hustle. Not only does Akeem have to prove to himself that he can succeed, but also overcome the struggles that may ultimately bring him down.

With performances from Dale Elliott, Kadeem Wilson (Ghett’ A Life), Dennis Titus (The Mighty Quinn), Shantol Jackson (Yardie), Bryshere Y. Gray (Empire), Lorraine Toussaint (Selma, Orange is The New Black), and David Alan Grier (In Living Color, Jumanji), and original songs from Ne-Yo and Shenseea.
08:50 pm
Fri, 06 Sep 2019
Cinema 2
02:30 pm
Sun, 08 Sep 2019
Cinema 2
08:50 pm
Tue, 10 Sep 2019
Cinema 2
04:40 pm
Thu, 12 Sep 2019
Cinema 2

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