Streams Access: Regional: OH, PA, MI, IN
April 2, 2023 - April 9, 2023
- Original Title
- La Gravité
- closed captions
- audio description
- english subtitles
As a mysterious planetary alignment event makes their lives literally heavier by the day, Daniel and his friend Christophe (who has returned to their suburban Parisian housing block after a stint in prison) run afoul of a new young gang in this crime/sci-fi genre mashup from filmmaker Cédric Ido. —M.G.
The skies of Paris are turning red as the planets of our solar system prepare to align. On the streets below, brothers Joshua and Daniel struggle to meet the demands of Daniel’s training schedule as a runner, while also selling drugs to Joshua’s clients. But in their neighborhood, a new, younger order of peddlers begins to rise, bringing new synthetic drugs and governing principles that force the brothers and their generation to adapt. Meanwhile, their childhood friend Christophe returns from prison, searching for the person who turned his fate. A modern piece of science fiction with a showstopping, action-packed finale, THE GRAVITY is an examination of what happens in neighborhoods and relationships when the balance is disrupted. —C.F.
Content Warning: This film contains material that may be difficult for some viewers. Viewer discretion is advised.
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