[cert 15, 100 mins]

Dito, a writer in Los Angeles., goes home to Astoria, New York, after a 15-year absence when his mother calls to say his father is ill. In a series of flashbacks we see the young Dito, his parents, his four closest friends, and his girl Laurie, as each tries to navigate family, race, loyalty, sex, coming of age, violence, and wanting out.

Director:Dito Montiel

Starring:Robert Downey Jr, Rosario Dawson, Shia Labeouf

Level:AS, A2

Subjects:Film Studies, Media Studies

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