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Award-Winning Indie Film “Gimme the Loot” at LIU Post Feb. 13

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Morgan Lyle,Assistant Director of Public Relations
LIU Post, Long Island University
516-299-4177

The not-yet-released indie film “Gimme the Loot,” an urban adventure tale about graffiti, hip hop, revenge, and romance, will be screened Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 5 p.m. in Hillwood Commons Cinema at LIU Post. A question-and-answer session with the director, Adam Leon, will follow the screening.  

The film, about two Bronx-based graffiti artists who attempt to “tag” an iconic New York City landmark, will open the Graffiti/Public Art Festival as part of the Art Department’s on-going lecture series, The Artist’s Role in Society.  

“Gimme the Loot,” Leon’s debut feature film, is making its rounds on the independent film festival circuit. The 80-minute film was awarded the Narrative Grand Jury Prize at the 2012 SXSW Film Festival and had its international premiere in Un Certain Regard at Cannes, 2012. It was also picked up for distribution through Sundance Selects, though it is not yet released and is due for limited public release on March 22, 2013.  Film Independent nominated both Leon and “Gimme the Loot” for Spirit Awards in the categories of “Someone to Watch” and “Best First Feature for 2012.”

For more information, email Phyllis.Kudder-Sullivan@liu.edu. This event is sponsored in part by a generous grant from the McGrath Fund.

Posted 02/08/2013

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