Harlem Provides Gritty Backdrop For new Sundance Movie
“Restless City” is a realistic, slice-of-life film. It is the directorial debut of Nigerian-born filmaker Andrew Dosunmu. He is already well-known for his award-winning music video work with such icons as Common, Wyclef Jean, Maxwell, Tracy Chapman, Aaron Neville and the late Isaac Hayes.
“Here, he makes a promising foray into full-length features via a visually-captivating adventure which offers a penetrating peek inside a vibrant community comprising primarily African expatriates. Though sabotaged at times by mood-setting pauses and some stilted dialogue, “Restless City” is still sufficiently engaging to remain recommended for devotees of unsanitized dramatic fare bordering on cinema verite.”
In English, French, Wolof and Yoruba with subtitles.
Running time: 80 minutes