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Sundance Film Review: 'Imperial Dreams'
Inner-city life gets a more optimistic treatment than usual in "Imperial Dreams," the bighearted yet surprisingly nuanced directorial debut of Malik Vitthal. Headlined by another confident and compelling turn from British rising star John Boyega ("Attack the Block"), the pic examines life in Watts, Los Angeles, through the eyes of a young aspiring writer searching for something more. The largely low-key drama doesn't provide an easy marketing hook, but an enterprising distributor could help "Dreams" connect with supportive audiences.
January 19, 2014