DOWN FOR LIFE Movie Trailer & Pictures
Check out the trailer for DOWN FOR LIFE starring Jessica Romero, Danny Glover, Kate del Castillo, Emily Rios, Laz Alonso, Snoop Dogg, Elizabeth Peña, and directed by Alan Jacobs.
Down For Life is part of the Contemporary World Cinema lineup at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival.
Screenings at TIFF:
Saturday September 12 – 09:30PM – AMC 7
Monday September 14 – 03:30PM – AMC 7
Friday September 18 – 06:15PM – AMC 7
Down For Life Synopsis: Fifteen-year-old gang leader Rascal (Jessica Romero) wakes up in her home in South Central Los Angeles with no hint that this will be a pivotal day in her life. Lovingly hectored by her devoted mother, Esther (Kate del Castillo of Under the Same Moon), about the right clothes for school, Rascal sets off to wait for her coterie of fellow Latina friends on the corner. As the members of her group arrive, they clash with a rival gang of African American girls, and this volatile and violence-ridden encounter sets off a series of events that soon has Rascal on the run for her life.
Rascal has an ally, however, in one of her teachers, Mr. Shannon (Danny Glover), who believes she has a talent for writing. He is trying to convince a skeptical principal (Elizabeth Peña) and his personal friend Mr. Hightower (Snoop Dogg) – as well as Rascal herself – that she deserves a potentially life-altering opportunity to attend a writers’ workshop. Rascal instinctively knows that the choices she faces on this day may mean the difference between life and death, but it isn’t until tragedy strikes a close friend that she realizes leaving the gang could be just as dangerous as staying in it.
Watch the trailer for Down For Life and check out more pictures below.