Director: Sheldon Candis
Screenwriters: Sheldon Candis, Justin Wilson
Woody, an adorable 11-year-old boy awaiting the return of his missing mother, lives with his grandmother and Uncle Vincent, who is fresh off an eight-year prison stint. For Woody, the confident, charismatic Vincent is a titan among men. When Vincent notices that Woody could learn a thing or two about becoming a man, he brings him along as he ventures forth to open his own business. But when legit life fails to support Vincentâ€™s vision, and his old Baltimore crime boss, Mr. Fish, haunts him, the pace of little Woodyâ€™s manhood lesson accelerates.
Beautiful, bold, and confident, Sheldon Candisâ€™s auspicious debut feature transforms the standard gangster film into a warm and radiant coming-of-age story that humanizes complex situations through characters motivated by love, rather than pride. Brought to life by a brilliant cast, including Danny Glover, Charles Dutton, and Meagan Good, LUV is a lion-hearted tale about virtue as it shines through a complicated slice of black male life in Baltimore.
- US Narrative Feature
- 2012, Sundance Film Festival
- U.S.A., 95 min.