Please Note: This film is no longer showing at Railroad Square Cinema

An all-star high school athlete, straight-A student and debater par excellence, Luce (Kelvin Harrison Jr.) is a poster boy for the new American Dream, as are his white parents, Amy and Peter (Naomi Watts and Tim Roth), who adopted him from war-torn Eritrea a decade earlier. When Luce’s teacher, Ms. Wilson (recent Oscar winner Octavia Spencer) makes a shocking discovery in his locker, Luce’s stellar reputation is called into question. Is he really at fault, or is Ms. Wilson preying on dangerous stereotypes? “In two short years, Trump’s toxic America, has turned race, privilege, and class into incendiary topics while amplifying intolerance, and Julius Onah‘s powerfully constructed Luce mixes all these socio-political subjects into a provocative Molotov cocktail that shatters, burns, and leaves no easy answers. It’s one of the most relevant films about today’s poisoned America and, as it stands, is destined to become one of the very best movies of the year” —Jordan Ruimy, The Playlist. R. 109 Min.