First Trailer for Justin Tipping's Indie Film 'Kicks' About Stolen Shoes

June 9, 2016
Source: YouTube

Kicks Trailer

They aren't just shoes. Focus Features has debuted a trailer for a film called Kicks, from director Justin Tipping about a teen from the Bay Area whose favorite pair of shoes get stolen and he decides to embark on a mission to retrieve them. Newcomer Jahking Guillory stars as Brandon, the teen who leads the mission, with a cast including Christopher Jordan Wallace, Christopher Meyer, Kofi Siriboe, Mahershala Ali and Molly Shaiken. The film originally premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival this year, where it won Best Cinematography - you can see why from this footage. This looks pretty damn good, I'm surprised I haven't heard more about it until now, but thanks to a great trailer it's now on my radar. Check it out below.

Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Justin Tipping's Kicks, found on YouTube (via TMB):


When his hard-earned kicks get snatched by a local hood, fifteen-year old Brandon (Jahking Guillory) and his best friends go on an ill-advised mission across the Bay Area to retrieve the stolen sneakers. Featuring a soundtrack packed with hip-hop classics, Justin Tipping's debut feature is an urban coming-of-age tale told with grit, humor -- and surprising lyricism. Kicks is directed by up-and-coming filmmaker Justin Tipping, making his feature debut after a few shorts previously. The screenplay is by Justin Tipping and Joshua Beirne-Golden. This first premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year. Focus Features will release Kicks in select theaters starting September 9th this fall. Visit the official site for info. Thoughts?

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Looks cool. I'd be into seeing that.

Nick Sears on Jun 9, 2016


"If you let my *kicks* go now, that'll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you. But if you don't, I will look for you, I will find you, and I will kill you."

DAVIDPD on Jun 9, 2016


Good to see Biggie's kid again. He's pretty damn great.

Nielsen700 on Jun 9, 2016


Interesting, wasn't expecting that at all.

Carpola on Jun 9, 2016


Of course, I have sympathy for this. Intense and real. But why there's almost always one and only perspective of people that can't go out of that perspective of their neighbourhood? Why films like that don't show, in fact, a bigger picture of this... I might see this sometimes, but it's a disappointment ...

shiboleth on Jun 10, 2016

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