Interview: Kicks Director Justin Tipping & Actor Mahershala Ali

Before his feature film debut Kicks hits theaters nationwide tomorrow, director Justin Tipping and actor Mahershala Ali stopped by Lake Merritt in Oakland, California to talk with reporter Syy Abdel-Qawi.

Filmed in Oakland and Richmond, the movie follows Brandon, a teen who sets out on a mission to retrieve his first pair of Air Jordans from a group of neighborhood boys who stole them off of his feet earlier the same day. Tipping and Ali discuss how the movie explores masculinity and violence.

 

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