"Brian Banks" Features Nice Turns by Hodge, Kinnear
Picked up by indie distributor Bleecker Street, Brian Banks tells the story of former football player Brian Banks, who was one of Rivals.com's "Juniors to Watch" in 2003 having verbally committed to USC in his junior year at California's Polytechnic High School. Banks's promising football future was derailed after being falsely accused of rape by classmate Wanetta Gibson.
I get the world in which Them That Follow is set and while I more than half expected for co-writers/directors Poulton and Savage to practically baptize the film in the waters of caricature I was pleasantly surprised that the film is far more annointed in sacredness, observation, authenticity, and understanding. .