At first, brandon jahking guillory, a shrimpy teenager living in oakland, laments his mothers inability to pony up for a new pair of sneakersspecifically, a new retro line of air jordans. A new independent feature film set and shot in the east bay explores violence, manhood and status sneakers in richmond and west oakland. In the days after his release, we are taken into ds world and follow him as he decides what direction he wants to take his life after being locked up. Movie clip your foot game is everything kicks synopsis. A black 15yearold named brandon jahking guillory finally gets his hands on a coveted pair of air jordan sneakers, only to see them stolen by a local thug.
With the help of two of his friends christopher meyer and christopher jordan wallace, he decides to embark on an adventure through innercity oakland to retrieve them. Tipping grew up in the east bay area of oakland, and understands firsthand the teenage. Fifteenyearold brandon longs for a pair of the freshest sneakers that money can buy. Find showtimes and movie theaters near zip code 94601 or oakland, ca. Justin tippings kicks doesnt seem designed to provoke or answer that question. Jack london square, at the oakland waterfront, becomes a center for free family fun during summer nights. Kicks 2016 justin tipping synopsis, characteristics.
Licks follows the story of a young man, d, as he returns to his oakland neighborhood after two years served in prison for a botched robbery. Search local showtimes and buy movie tickets before going to the theater on moviefone. Soon after he gets his hands on them, theyre stolen by a local hood, causing brandon and his two friends go on a dangerous. Kicks is a 2016 american adventure film directed by justin tipping in his directorial debut, and written by tipping and joshua beirnegolden. Kofi siriboe and jahking guillory in kicks 2016 jahking guillory in kicks 2016. Oakland native mahershala ali stars as marlon in kicks. He spends the next day basking in the newfound glory of these dream shoes. Another east bay expat is director ryan coogler, whose movie fruitvale station was the reallife story of oakland resident oscar grant, who was fatally shot by a bart police officer on new years day. Oakland minutes after nfl owners approved the raiders move to las vegas, councilman larry reid, angered by the decision, said he wants the team out of coliseum as early as next season. Find the movies showing at theaters near you and buy movie tickets at fandango. Most read sneaker blog and most downloaded sneaker app in the world. A chat with up and coming oakland director justin tipping. Released by back lot music in 2016 containing music from kicks 2016. Kicks director has walked a mile in these jordans sfgate.
Find all 25 songs in kicks soundtrack, with scene descriptions. Filmisnow movie extras channel gives you the latest and best behind the scenes footage, bloopers, interviews, featurettes, deletedalternate scenes. The onetrack plot does eventually wear on the movies momentum though. Kicks is a 2016 american adventure film directed by justin tipping in his directorial debut, and.
Kicks allowed me to gain some very valuable insights into the mind of a kid growing up in ridgemont, oakland. With stanley doe hunt, koran streets, les aderibigbe, devon libran. Find kick city in oakland with address, phone number from yahoo us. The lousiness does shift as the movie proceeds, offering additional perspective on how much worse things can get. Kicks writerdirector on getting the east bay on the big. Ryan coogler, and the new movie kicks, the san francisco bay area is back on the map in a.
Fifteenyear old brandon ventures into the tough streets of east oakland to get back a. Kicks film set in east bay tackles violence and sneaker. Kicks is immersed in the world of hiphop influenced culture, marrying the music and pictures in delightful ways. Tipping grew up in the east bay area of oakland, and understands firsthand the teenage cult of sneakers. A 15yearold boy goes on a dangerous mission through east oakland to retrieve a pair of sneakers that a local. What follows is an epic journey through oakland and the. Brandon is a 15 year old whose dream is a pair of fresh air jordans. Tipping said, i think it was important to set the film in oakland because i dont think you see it very often on the screen. Justin tippings nimble east bay drama kicks is about a lot more. Kicks 2016 vm14 1h 27m awardwinning films a 15yearold boy goes on a dangerous mission through east oakland to retrieve a pair of sneakers that a local gangster stole from him. In paying homage to the theatres roots as a movie palace, classic movies are presented on friday nights throughout the year.
Soon after he gets his hands on them, theyre stolen by a local hood, causing brandon and his two friends go on a dangerous mission through oakland to retrieve them. But, more importantly, the emotional impetus of the story comes from when i returned home after the beating, tipping explained. Showtimes and tickets for oakland, ca 94601 moviefone. Parents need to know that kicks is an independent drama about a northern california teen willing to go to dangerous lengths to get back a pair of nike. In justin tippings feature debut kicks, nothing is as simple as it seems. Columbia pictures brad pitt and jonah hill star in the 2011 film moneyball, which focused on the oakland as unorthodox method for. I do hope that at the end of the movie we can all have a conversation that there is.
Listen to trailer music, ost, original score, and the full list of popular songs in the film. The odyssey him and his two best friends embark on is at once the night of their lives and a gamble with life and death stakes. But this glory is shortlived when brandon is attacked in a parking lot and the shoes are stolen. Brandon and his two friends go on a dangerous mission through oakland to retrieve them.
Rent kicks 2016 starring jahking guillory and mahershala ali on dvd and bluray. Kicks marks the feature directorial debut of justin tipping. Film director justin tipping is photographed on thursday, aug. The story was initially inspired by the time i was jumped by a group of kids when they noticed i was wearing a pair of brand new nikes when i was 16 in west oakland. Brandon and his two friends to go on a dangerous mission through oakland to retrieve them. Autobiography, a moviegeek sensibility, and cultural reporting on the bay area equally inform 31yearold director justin tippings debut kicks. Kicks is a film that brilliantly show the struggle of living in the. Heres the official track list of the soundtrack of kicks, the upcoming drama movie directed by justin tipping and starring jahking guillory, mahershala ali, kofi.
Working hard to get them, he soon finds that the titular shoes have instead made him a target after they are promptly snatched by a local hood. Visit tunefind for music from your favorite tv shows and movies. Dont expect any joy in the grim pursuit of kicks a. When you hear of all the blood being spilled in those most violent and godforsaken places of the us you begin to wonder where its all coming from. Brandon and his two best friends embark on a dangerous and exciting journey where nothing is as. Fifteenyear old brandon ventures into the tough streets of east oakland to get back a pair of stolen sneakers. Soon after he gets his hands on them, theyre stolen by a local hood, causing brandon and his two friends to go on a dangerous mission through oakland to retrieve them.
The paramount is home to the oakland ballet company, the oakland symphony, and the oakland speaker series. Kicks soundtrack music complete song list tunefind. Justin tippings kicks is a cautionary fable thats as much about the hazards. Kick city in oakland kick city 34 international blvd. The agreeably stylish movie emerging from that experience loves and. The titular kicks refer to a pair of air jordans, shoes that 15yearold brandon jahking guillory decides are his ticket to happiness. Kicks soundtrack from 2016, composed by various artists, brian reitzell. A chat with up and coming oakland director justin tipping and the vision for his debut film, kicks. Kicks writerdirector on getting the east bay on the big screen. In the movie kicks, brandon is a 15 year old whose dream is a pair of fresh air jordans. The film stars jahking guillory, christopher jordan wallace, christopher meyer, kofi siriboe, mahershala ali and molly shaiken. How grim can a movie get before it starts to feel like a slog. American comingofage films films set in oakland, california focus features films 2016 directorial debut films adventure film stubs. The square transforms into an outdoor movie theatre every other thursday evening and a huge.1024 1063 224 313 850 430 1208 576 1463 218 1348 1191 388 623 645 762 1495 1324 645 106 273 1442 1331 1259 24 1236 1369 46 24 400 225 6 652 633 802 1112 757 1073 519 1435 929 969