Bluehill Avenue
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Winner of the Grand Jury Prize for Best Director at the 2001 Urbanworld Film Festival, Blue Hill Avenue focuses on the rise of the drug trade in Boston, as seen through the eyes of three childhood friends. The time is the late '70s, and Tristan (Allen Payne), Money (Aaron D. Spears), E-Bone (William Johnson), and Simon (Michael Taliferro) are all high-school pals and petty thieves on the mean streets of the city's South Side. Their antics bring them to the attention of Benny (Clarence Williams III), a charismatic drug dealer who takes the four friends under his wing. The most… More

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"A demanding, intelligent film of considerable complexity and of sufficient seriousness to justify its 128-minute running time."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"The film is naive in its glorification of violence and vengeance."
‑ Jon Strickland, L.A. Weekly
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