TOE TO TOE Pictures – Sundance 2009 In Competition
The next movie from the Sundance Film Festival 2009 that we will take a look at is TOE TO TOE.
While I don’t recognize many of the actors, I am interested in the story. It looks like a simple meaningful story and I curious to see more about it.
Synopsis: At a politically correct prep school in Washington DC two girls -one black, one white- go toe to toe. Jesse is a privileged but troubled white girl whose slutty tendencies pull her towards self-destructive behavior. Tosha is a fiercely determined African-American from Anacostia, one of DC’s most impoverished areas. Both new seniors and star players on their school’s lacrosse team, the two girls click despite their differences. Their fledgling friendship begins to falter when they discover their shared interest in Rashid, a dashing Lebanese homeboy. Things unravel further when Tosha and Jesse have a shoving match on the lacrosse field and racist graffiti appears on Tosha’s locker soon after. Jesse is expelled from school and spirals deeper into self-destructive behavior. Surprisingly, it is Tosha who comes to her rescue. Jesse then returns the favor by sacrificing her own well being for that of Tosha’s. And so the two girls, once mired in mutual hatred, become each other’s salvation.
Director and Screenwriter: Emily Abt
Cast: Louisa Krause, Sonequa Martin, Gaius Charles, Leslie Uggams, Silvestre Rasuk, Ally Walker, Anwan Glover, Dionne Audain, Erica Chamblee
Toe to Toe will have its World Premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2009.
Screenings at Sundance:
Fri. Jan 16 3:15 p.m. – TOETO16CA Eccles Theatre, Park City
Sat. Jan 17 9:30 p.m. – TOETO17DN Redstone Cinemas, Kimball Junction
Sun. Jan 18 2:15 p.m. – TOETO18RA Racquet Club, Park City
Tue. Jan 20 9:45 p.m. – TOETO20BN Broadway Centre Cinemas V, SLC
Wed. Jan 21 5:30 p.m. – TOETO21PE Prospector Square Theatre, Park City
Fri. Jan 23 11:30 p.m. – TOETO23LL Library Center Theatre, Park City
Check out some more pictures from Toe to Toe below.