Monsters & Men
24 Jan 2019
- 95 mins
- Dir: Reinaldo Marcus Green
- Cast includes: John David Washington, Anthony Ramos, Jasmine Cephas Jones
- Cert: 15
When Brooklynite Manny (Anthony Ramos) films a white police officer wrongfully shooting a neighbourhood street hustler, he finds himself faced with a dilemma. Should he release the video and draw attention to his family, or delete it – and let injustice prevail?
The repercussions of his decision will affect both Manny and two others: the African-American cop wrestling with his colleague’s decision, and the high school athlete who becomes radicalised by the incident.
Drawing on the media sensation of the Black Lives Matter movement, Reinaldo Marcus Green’s timely film examines race relations in contemporary America.