First Trailer for Powerful, Modern Racism Drama 'Monsters and Men'

May 1, 2018
Source: YouTube

Monsters and Men Trailer

"What do the police want with you?" Neon has released the first trailer for an indie drama titled Monsters and Men, from writer/director Reinaldo Marcus Green, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. The film is a modern look at racism, from all different sides, telling three distinct stories set in/around New York City (where Green was born and raised). One story follows a kid who gets in trouble when he films the police shooting an unarmed black man on the street, the next story follows a black police officer dealing with racism, and the last follows a kid with major league baseball prospects deciding whether to become an activist against his family's wishes. The ensemble cast features John David Washington, Anthony Ramos, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Rob Morgan, Chanté Adams, Nicole Beharie, Jasmine Cephas Jones, and Cara Buono. It's a very powerful, stirring film with a lot to say about society today.

Here's the first official trailer for Reinaldo Marcus Green's Monsters and Men, direct from YouTube:

Monsters and Men Poster

When young father Manny (Anthony Ramos) witnesses the police shooting of an unarmed black man, the tight-knit community of Bed-Stuy is pushed to the brink in Reinaldo Marcus Green’s Sundance Award-winning portrait of race, family and consequence. Monsters and Men is both written and directed by newcomer filmmaker Reinaldo Marcus Green, a native of New York City who is 1/2 Puerto Rican and 1/2 African American, making his feature directorial debut after directing & producing a number of short films previously. This first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year in competition, where it won a Special Jury Award for Outstanding First Feature. Neon will release Green's Monsters and Men in select theaters later this fall - an exact release date is still not set. Stay tuned for more updates. First impression?

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Oh boy, just what the world needs... "a racism drama". To all you people who fester this garbage try to remember all the hundreds of thousands of men who fought and died for this cause and show some respect, stop being vultures that do nothing but feed off this crap. Why does nobody talk about the Armenians? Or the Jewish people? The Jews in Egypt as well as WWII? Christians are the most persecuted group of people in the world, make a movie about that. Show me any other group of people whose lives are destroyed cause they won't bake a cake for a couple sodomites who want to get married or are beheaded with knives just for being followers of Jesus, the God and Creator of the Universe and everything in it.

CyraNOSE on May 1, 2018


Yeah, Christian fundamentalism, that's all what everybody is missing these days ...

shiboleth on May 1, 2018


Really preaching/speaking the words of Jesus there @cyranose:disqus. /s

THE_RAW_ on May 1, 2018


You come out with the same thing every time Cyra. Was there not a movie trailer on here about the Armenian Genocide last year? I'm sure we even discussed it. I think we talk about the mass murder of Jews in WW2 quite a lot, a large part of movie making is dedicated to churning out movies about the Nazi's, they are the ultimate bad guy. I was with my cousin who's great grandparents were in a concentration camp, they were Eastern European christians, their son got put in a different camp, which was liberated by the British, so he survived and eventually made my uncle. He never saw his parents again. If you go to Germany now, people don't talk about the good old days when they gassed Jews and gypsies.

Carpola on May 2, 2018


Racism seems to be an ongoing drama. And it looks like that if it can't be resolved in US, it won't get the chance to be resolved anywhere. Which I absolutely can't agree with ...

shiboleth on May 1, 2018


Looks really powerful! x man Denzel's son sound more like in everything he stars in lol.

Brandon Cole on May 1, 2018


Looks solid.

DAVIDPD on May 1, 2018


Wow. Great to get some varying perspectives. Looks intense.

THE_RAW_ on May 1, 2018

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