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Film Series: Runs & Limited Engagements

Goldie

2019, Sam de Jong, USA, 88 min.
With Slick Woods, George Sample III

Show Times

  • Fri, Feb 21st 4:30pm
  • Fri, Feb 21st 6:15pm
  • Sat, Feb 22nd 7:45pm
  • Sun, Feb 23rd 4:45pm
  • Mon, Feb 24th 7:45pm
  • Tue, Feb 25th 6:00pm
  • Wed, Feb 26th 8:15pm
  • Thu, Feb 27th 6:15pm
Chicago premiere!

“Full of attitude and bursting with scrappy New York style…explodes with energy and hope.”—David Ehrlich, Indiewire

“Suspension between can-do spirit and come-down reality pumps blood into the irrepressible heart of this scrappy tale, along with the natural charisma of model Slick Woods.”—David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter

An extravagant ankle-length neon-yellow fur coat becomes the focus of desire and the symbol of dreams of fame for Goldie (model and Rihanna muse Woods), an 18-year-old Bronx woman living in a homeless shelter with her mom, her adoring little sisters Sherrie and Supreme, and her mom’s drug-dealer boyfriend. GOLDIE pulsates with energy, bumped to the max at every turn by Woods’s abundant charisma and eye-popping street style, enhanced by Dutch director de Jong’s use of colorful graffiti-like animation overwriting the images. Radiating optimism fueled by driving ambition and an impressive sense of self, Goldie prepares for an entry-level gig as a backup dancer in a hip-hop video, the break that she imagines will make her a star. Reality is dangling a different possibility when the family is evicted from the shelter, mom is arrested, and the two little girls become the sole responsibility of their big sis. Music by Emmy-nominated composer Nathan Halpern. DCP digital. (BS)

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