WOLF California Premiere Director Ya'Ke Smith (86 mins) Filmmaker in attendance
Ya'Ke Smith's WOLF hurts like an uncomfortable truth you have no choice but to hearbut are better for it. A family begins to disintegrate after their son is victim to molestation. While the adults are attempting to make sense of the tragedy, their son inches closer to an abyss, as his betrayal and assault is complicated by his love for the one who hurt him. With the ideas of predator and prey undergirding the narrative, WOLF is shot, scored, and edited with such metaphoric nuance that it will elicit strong emotions from even the most jaded of filmgoers. This is one film that will have you wrestling with the ideas of love, the nature of those who claim to adhere to the word of God, and if one can ever recover from so deep a wound long after you have exited the theater. S. Taylor The film stars Irma P. Hall ("The Ladykillers", "Collateral"), Eugene Lee ("Lackawanna Blues", "Coach Carter") and newcomers Mikala Gibson, Shelton Jolivette and Jordan Cooper.