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Stressed by her job in a diner, single mother Regina is raising her two children in northern Florida. When her 14-year-old son Andrew has another brush with the law, she worries he’ll wind up in prison like his father.
Winner of an Independent Spirit Award, Antonio Méndez Esparza’s second feature is a remarkable portrait of race and class in America. Observing its cast of nonprofessional actors with a documentary-like sense of intimacy, the film balances story and social commentary with great nuance and care.