One of the worlds best film festivals held Apr 24, 2019 – May 5, 2019 in the great city of NYC needs more recognition. The big winner was a picture called 17 Blocks.
17 Blocks was directed by Davy Rothbart. The logline: Two decades of film footage shows the Sanford family struggling with addiction and gun violence before finding love and acceptance. The script was created by screen writer Jennifer Tiexiera. It’s a 96 minute documentary. Nine year old Emmanuel began filming himself and his family with a home video camera in 1999, capturing his Washington D.C. neighborhood through the eyes of an innocent child. The review “This incredibly touching non-fiction odyssey offers a remarkable look into the lives of one family who was brave enough to share their story with the world.”