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72 Hours: A Brooklyn Love Story?

US Fiction Competition


(2016, 81 min.)

Directed by: Raafi Rivero
Screenwriter: Raafi Rivero, Bilal N'Dongo
Producers: Stephanie Walter, Vincent Harris
Cinematographer: Shawn Peters
Editor: Raafi Rivero
Music: Alexandre "Diesel" Varela
Cast: Melvin Mogoli, Andrea Rachel Parker, Erinn Westbrook, Bilal N'Dongo, David Shaw, Enrique Miller, Khadim Diop

Eighteen-year-old Caesar Winslow is ambitious, restless and conflicted about leaving his community for a prestigious academic scholarship. Caesar’s confidence tumbles into crisis when his longtime sweetheart calls him out on his wandering ways and decides to pursue her own amorous diversions. Caesar may have swagger for days, but girls still know what’s what. Over the next 72 hours, Caesar and his crew navigate the tribulations of love-struck youth amidst the parkways of a rapidly gentrifying Brooklyn.
Originally written as a short film by Bilal N'Dongo through Reel Works, a free filmmaking program for New York City youth, Raafi Rivero’s directorial debut is a collaborative effort by a bright, young ensemble cast and is fortified by a bold cinematic charisma Rivero has developed as a photographer and music video director.
–Roya Rastegar

Preceded by short film, Virgin Territory


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