Jam band fan, escape room enthusiast and film lover.
Very proud and amazed to see that this made its way into the Letterboxd database. This will probably be the most important and poignant review I'll ever write here as this film was my grandfather, Lester Sharlach's life's work (and is dedicated to him). I'll try to keep this review focused on the movie as much as possible, but forgive me if I tread into a brief anecdote or two.
Anyways regardless of the film's flaws, it still manages to…
I'm in a state of complete awe and absolute wonder after watching this one and only film by Wendell B. Harris Jr., who also performs as the lead William Douglas Street in this true story about a black con-man in 1970s-1980s America. Harris delivers a performance on par of that with David Thewlis in Naked. The screenplay is witty and the whole thing is just mesmerizing. A stone cold masterpiece that has been forgotten by the public.