The insular world of impoverished and on-the-fringes families comes alive in Robert Scott Wildes’ feature film directorial debut, “Poor Boy,” set to premiere at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival. Indiewire is happy to debut an official first look at the film with a selection of very intriguing new stills.
Per the film’s official synopsis, “Left without any family to speak of, two misfit brothers Romeo and Samson Griggs live on a battered houseboat in the desert on the outskirts of town. Desperately lacking intuition and direction, the reckless pair survive by hustling, gambling and thieving other small-time crooks in their neighborhood. Tired of their circumstances, Romeo and Samson launch their most complex and financially rewarding long con yet in an attempt to finally leave their small desert town for California.”
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The film features an all-star cast, including Lou Taylor Pucci, Dov Tiefenbach, Michael Shannon, Dale Dickey, Pat Healy, Amy Ferguson, Amanda Crew and Justin Chatwin.
“Poor Boy” will premiere in the Viewpoints section at the Tribeca Film Festival on Sunday, April 17. Check out more of our exclusive stills below.
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