• Prince of Broadway (2008)

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Release Date: September 3rd, 2010

DVD Release Date: October 18th, 2011

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 42 min

Plot Summary
In New York City's Flatiron District, Lucky (Prince Adu), newly arrived from Ghana, hocks fake designer products out of back rooms with his partner, Levon (Karren Karagulian). Modestly successful in their gray market endeavors, the duo are satisfied. Lucky's cheerful life takes an unexpected turn, however, when his toddler son comes to live with him. Now, burdened with the responsibility of fathering a child, Lucky must readapt to the pressures of life as a petty criminal.

Cast: Prince Adu, Karren Karagulian, Keyali Mayaga, Kat Sanchez, Aiden Noesi

Director: Sean Baker

Genres: Drama

Distributors: Elephant Eye Films

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  • Admirably resourceful, Prince of Broadway thrives in that increasingly fertile stylistic niche combining documentary and narrative aesthetics. show more

  • There's one crucial lesson that Baker hasn't absorbed, however: Don't get too caught up in plotting, especially when it involves a man warming to an unwanted child. show more

  • With his cinema-verité treatment of baby-daddy drama in Prince of Broadway, Baker proves himself a worthy heir to the Italian neorealists of the '40s and '50s-capturing capably the desperation, and potential defeat, inherent in poverty. show more

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