PLAYER HATING: A LOVE STORY w/MAGGIE HADLEIGH-WEST in PERSON!
PLAYER HATING: A LOVE STORY
2003. 97 mins.
FRIDAY, JULY 27 7:30 PM
(WITH FILMMAKER Q&A! This screening is $10)
PLAYER HATING: A LOVE STORY follows Brooklyn rapper Half-a-Mill and his crew The Criminals, as they struggle to launch Milion, in an effort to attain money, success and recognition through music. PLAYER HATING delves intimately into the lives of young thugs, and takes the viewer into an underground world of poverty, alienation, gangs, violence and music that most audience members have an inkling of, but few rarely seeunless theyve lived it.
Player Hating Someone else is about to shine, and youll do anything to keep that motherfucker from getting his cheese it can be as subtle as negative flow (lyrics) or as extreme as trying to clap (shoot) him. Trent Bond, Halfs Manager and former NYPD Detective
With intimate handheld cinematography and a rough naturalism that matches her storys tough urban environs, the director charts the ups and downs of Half-a-Mill and a few of his many crew members, all of whom boast loyalty to their violent neighborhood Nick Schager, Village Voice
Hadleigh-Wests documentary about Crown Heights rapper Half-a-Mill, his crew, and their desperately poor milieu is less about the music biz and celebrity culture than it is about the economic and emotional war zone of the projects. New York Magazine
PLAYER HATING: A LOVE STORY sidesteps any handwringing or moral pronouncements about the gun- and drug-saturated thug life, instead presenting an intimate portrait of this tight-knit group that speaks for itself Sara Stewart, New York Post
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