In a blend of fiction and reality, Five Star explores the relationship between two men – Primo, an actual gang leader in the East New York Bloods, and John, a young man trying to decide whether gang life is the path for him. As Primo mentors John in the workings of the gang world, a secret threatens both men’s futures. The film is a nuanced portrait of two men struggling with gang life, and an intimate contemplation on manhood in the modern urban environment.
Screening History & Awards
Seattle International Film Festival
Little Rock Film Festival
Tribeca Film Festival — WINNER! Best Editing in a Narrative Feature Film
DCFF Screening Information
Sunday, August 3rd, at 4:45pm
(Plays with: Rat Pack Rat)