Coachella Valley Premiere – One Time Screening
DOWN FOR LIFE focuses on the gritty reality of gang life and the racial tension surrounding it.
Writers: Alan Jacobs, Trina Calderón
Director: Alan Jacobs
Runtime: 92 min.
Rated R for violence, pervasive language, some sexual content and drug use
FESTIVALS: Toronto Film Festival, Canada; Los Angeles Latina International Film Festival, CA; USA Film Festival, Dallas, TX, Boston Film Festival, MA; Museum of Tolerance Int’l Film Festival, Los Angeles, CA.
“Down for Life” has good bona fides where authenticity is concerned: It’s based on a New York Times magazine piece, much of the cast was plucked from the South Central Los Angeles streets where it is set, and during the festival Q&A its star confirmed that it was true to her experiences. That’s better than many films that flash a “based on a true” story credit …” Boston Film Festival