Release Date: November 2, 2001
Limited release


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Originally premiering at the Sundance Film Festival, Punks is a look into the lives of four gay African-American men in LA. This low-budget romantic comedy is one of the first movies to ever tackle the themes and settings of gay African-American men. First-time director Patrik-Ian Polk also wrote this story, which focuses on four men whose different personalities and experiences help each other grow and find their place in the world romantically and emotionally. Set for a limited release, this movie will likely see a small run in very few markets before heading to video store shelves. (Walid Habboub/BOP)

Vital statistics for Punks
Main Cast Seth Gilliam, Dwight Ewell, Rockmond Dunbar, Renoly Santiago
Supporting Cast Jazzmun, Loretta Devine
Director Patrik-Ian Polk
Screenwriter Patrik-Ian Polk
Distributor Urbanworld Films
Trailer http://www.movie-list.com/p/punks.shtml
Rating R
Running Time 91 minutes
Screen Count 1
  • 2000 Cleveland International Film Festival - Best American Independent Feature Film
  • 2000 L.A. Outfest - Special Programming Committee Award for Outstanding Emerging Talent

Awards page for Punks
Talent in red has entry in The Big Picture

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