Monsters and Men
At a time in the US when people are burning their Nike apparel for the company’s association with activist Colin Kaepernick, rather than looking at the root cause of the athlete’s peaceful protest, Monsters And Men feels both timely and important.
When local man Big D is gunned down outside the local store, following a confrontation with police, a community is left to deal with the aftermath. The police line is that the large man was reaching for their guns, but Manny’s cell phone footage of the incident tells another story. Manny must decide whether he is willing to put his family in danger by releasing the footage.
'Green’s film shows that the loaded system is as much of a threat to minority communities as a loaded gun.' Amber Wilkinson, Eye For Film
'Monsters And Men is clearly motivated by its pain and frustration, but is has a refreshing sensitivity that demonstrates a clear ability to start many conversations.' Nick Allen, Roger Ebert