Luce (2019)

Directed by Julius Onah

Drama | Thriller

Most recently watched by sleestakk


A star athlete and top student, Luce’s idealized image is challenged by one of his teachers when his unsettling views on political violence come to light, putting a strain on family bonds while igniting intense debates on race and identity.

Length 109 minutes


Tim Roth | Naomi Watts | Octavia Spencer | Norbert Leo Butz | Souleymane Sy Savane | Christopher Mann | Gibson Frazier | Marsha Stephanie Blake | Astro | Meredith Holzman | Liza J. Bennett | Kelvin Harrison Jr. | Amanda Troya | Ian Unterman | Andrea Bang | Rachel Wenitsky | Hannah Cabell | Omar Brunson | Colton Osorio | Noah Gaynor | Samantha Posey | Mfoniso Udofia | Zoe Whitford

Viewing Notes

Only in four theaters in all of Chicago so doing a $6 Tuesday to grab it before it leaves. Note: 4 people walked out about half way into this (old white people).

This movie really did a number on me. One of the best films of the year.

A day later and I’m still thinking about this movie. Man, what a mindfuck. Still enamored w/the beauty of it being shot on 35mm, which captures a warmth that is juxtaposed with the callousness of the characters. Adds the unsettling nature of the story and general tension that threads through the story. 

I’m considering starting my favorites / top 25 list now so I can include this.


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