BIKE LIFE HITS THE BIG SCREEN
Charm City Kings – Out in select cities 4/10, everywhere 4/17! Fourteen-year-old Mouse (Jahi Di’Allo Winston) desperately wants to join the Midnight Clique, an infamous group of Baltimore dirt-bike riders who rule the summertime streets. His older brother, Stro, was their top rider before his tragic death—a loss that consumes Mouse as much as his passion for bikes. Mouse’s mom (Teyonah Parris) and his police mentor, Detective Rivers (William Catlett), work overtime to help the charismatic teen reach his full potential, but when the Midnight Clique’s leader, Blax (Meek Mill), takes the boy under his wing, the lure of revving his own dirt bike skids Mouse toward a road way past the straight and narrow.
Rapper Meek Mill spotted in recent movie trailer release for Angel Soto’s Charm City Kings. The movie stars Jahi Di’Allo Winston as a 14-year-old named Mouse who gets taken under the wing of a dirt biker named Blax, played by Meek Mill. Watch the trailer above. Meek Mill for sure is the best fit for the movie as of his troubles with law enforcement stemming from riding dirt bikes back in 2017, this movie is sure to hit home for the star as well as his #bikelife affiliates across the world.
Angel Soto w/ Rapper Meek Mill
A growing trend in the inner cities across the map since the legend Dmx first took up the “Bike Life” culture back in the 90’s and early 2000’s. Adopted by Philadelphia’s own Meek Mill has made great leaps to help the culture reach new levels of understanding and mainstream notice. Meek Mill is known for bridging the gap between super cross and the Hip Hop music industry on even higher levels than ever before. Super cross has been experienced growth beyond the boundaries when Meek Mill introduced an entirely new fan base to the excitement of super cross in a movement that has become known as simply bike life. Along the journey, Meek found a young kid by the name of Chino Braxton from Baltimore to lead the movement. Ever since that early connection Bike Life advocates have been gaining more and more support across america.
Angel scene with Leading actor and co-star on set
Director Angel Manuel Soto was Born in Santurce, Puerto Rico. Son of a car salesman and a flight attendant. Studied architecture and advertising. Always loved films. Now he makes them. He is a cinephile. He travels all over the world doing it, including Australia, Thailand, Cambodia, France, USA, and Puerto Rico. He is not planing on stopping. Often touches controversial subjects on his films regarding social injustices and moral taboos. Angel Manuel Soto (Dinner Party, 2018 New Frontier VR experience at Sundance Film Festival) returns to the Festival with this electric feature that pulses with teen gusto, thumping hip-hop, and amazing bike tricks. Soto directs an astonishingly talented cast to create a narrative bursting with pitch-perfect performances and intoxicating emotion. Based on the documentary 12 O’Clock Boys, Charm City Kings is one boy’s unforgettable journey toward manhood.
Barry Jenkins Co-Writer
Charm City Kings is based on a story co-written by Barry Jenkins and includes Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith as executive producers. Alex Somers scored the movie, which premieres at Sundance on January 27. It will then screen in L.A. and New York theaters beginning April 10. Should be on your must see list.
Revisit the 2016 interview “Director Barry Jenkins on the Music That Made Moonlight” on the Pitch
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