Over the summer of 2019, the lives of director Khalik Allah and his muse—a 60-something schizophrenic, homeless Haitian man named Frenchie—become increasingly intertwined. Meanwhile, Allah meets Fab 5 Freddy, Wu-Tang Clan members, and his mother to discuss romance, spirituality, and mortality.
Portraiture takes many forms in the latest ravishing work from Magnum photographer and filmmaker Khalik Allah. After Field Niggas, Allah returns to the same Harlem intersection for “a first-person documentary poem” of epic proportions: an uncompromising and immersive look at lives on the margins.
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