The film, which won Best Editing at Tribeca in 2014, follows James “Primo” Grant as he takes the son of his slain mentor, John Diaz, under his wing. The pair must then confront the question of what it means to be a man.
Miller used non-actors with real-life experience in gang culture in a way that combines both documentary and fictional storytelling to deliver a powerfully realistic film. Our own review said: “…its real triumph is that the cast delivers, yielding a story in which the heightened suspense emerges organically from a gritty foundation of realism.”
XLrator will release the film sometime this summer.