Monsters and Men trailer: A hard-hitting look at modern day racism in America
Winner of the Special Jury Award for Outstanding First Feature at this years Sundance, Monsters and Men tells a story that has become too familiar for black people living in America. Starring John Denzel Washington (Denzel's son) as one of the leads, it was picked up for distribution by Neon (who have been cultivating quite the reputation over the past few years) and the first trailer has landed. We'll be reviewing the film on release in January, but in the meantime get a first look at the trailer for Monsters and Men above and see what you think.
When young father Manny (Anthony Ramos) witnesses the police shooting of an unarmed black man, the tight-knit community of Bed-Stuy is pushed to the brink in this portrait of race, family and consequence. The film is told through three different views: through the eyes of Manny, Dennis (Washington), a black police officer, and a high-school baseball phenom, Zee (Kelvin Harrison Jr.), who is inspired to take stand.
Reinaldo Marcus Green writes and directs his first feature, with cast also featuring Kelvin Harrison Jr., Rob Morgan, Chanté Adams, Nicole Beharie, Jasmine Cephas Jones, and Cara Buono.
Monsters and Men opens in UK cinemas and on digital download on January 18th 2019.