Cut Throat City

Cut Throat City

From director RZA comes the explosive "Cut Throat City," the story of four boyhood friends in New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward who return after Hurricane Katrina to find their homes decimated, with no jobs, and no help from FEMA. Out of options, they reluctantly turn to a local gangster, who offers them one shot at turning their situations around - by pulling off a dangerous heist in the heart of the city. When the job goes bad, the friends find themselves on the run, hunted by two relentless detectives and a neighborhood warlord who thinks they stole the heist money.

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Director:  RZA
Executive Producer: Natalie Perrotta, Nate Bolotin, Nick Spicer, Aram Tertzakian, P.G. Cuschieri, Jon Levin, Jim Steele
Producer: Sean Lydiard, Michael Mendelsohn, Will Clevinger, Elliott Michael Smith, Kyle Tekiela
Screenwriter: Paul Cuschieri
Cinematographer: Brandon Cox
Editor: Joe D’Augustine, Chris Berkenkamp
Production Designer: Nate Jones
Music: Dhani Harrison, Paul Hicks
Principal Cast: Shameik Moore, Tip ‘T.I.’ Harris, Demetrius Shipp Jr., Kat Graham, Rob Morgan, Keean Johnson, Denzel Whitaker, Sam Daly, Isaiah Washington, Wesley Snipes, Terrence Howard, Eiza Gonzalez, Ethan Hawke


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Year: 2020
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Screening Section: Narrative Spotlight
Screening Category: Narrative Feature
Country: United States
Language: English
Runtime: 132 mins