A film by: Julius Onah
Cast: Naomi Watts, Octavia Spencer, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Tim Roth
USA / 2019 / 109 min / Rated R
Certain to be one of the most talked-about films of the year, LUCE is a smart psychological thriller that will leave audiences breathless. An all-star high school athlete and accomplished debater, Luce (Kelvin Harrison Jr.) is a poster boy for the new American Dream. As are his parents (Naomi Watts and Tim Roth), who adopted him from a war-torn country a decade earlier. When Luce’s teacher (Octavia Spencer) makes a shocking discovery in his locker, Luce’s stellar reputation is called into question. But is he really at fault, or is Ms. Wilson preying on dangerous stereotypes?
Stacked with amazing performances and adapted from JC Lee’s acclaimed play, director Julius Onah has created an intense, multi-layered and deeply entertaining look at identity in today’s America.
This film is screening Thursday, August 1 at 7:00pm at MDC’s Tower Theater Miami as part of Miami Film Festival’s NEON Screening Series. In a special partnership with NEON, Miami Film Festival will advance preview the distributor’s incredible slate, beginning in July and continuing every month through the fall/winter awards season. Click HERE to learn more and get tickets.