Nurse.Fighter.Boy 92 mins


Jude is a single mother descending from a long line of caregivers, who dreams of going back to Zion: St. Elizabeth, Jamaica. Silence is a ‘past his prime’ boxer who fights illegally to survive. Ciel is a boy who delves into music, conjuring dreams for his mother. His prayers for her are fanciful and might be magical. During the last week of summer, a late-night brawl finds the fighter in the nurse’s care, intertwining their fates. The urban love story of Nurse.Fighter.Boy explores archetypal characters of nurturer, warrior, and child with a humanizing respect. The performances of Karen LeBlanc (nurse), Clark Johnson (fighter, featured on HBO’s The Wire), and Daniel J. Gordon (boy) are understated and deeply felt. Gordon’s Ciel is a complex creature whose eyes show impressive emotion. Shot in high definition, the colors are bold and saturated. Making the film even more vibrant is its excellent soundtrack of classic and contemporary reggae, gospel, and soul.

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