Boaz Yakin

Boaz Yakin – Fresh (1994)

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Boaz Yakin’s astounding debut feature looks at the violent world of the projects through the eyes of a 12-year-old drug runner. Sean Nelson delivers a quiet but intense performance as Michael–street name Fresh–a cynical but introspective kid grown up fast and hard on the killing streets of the projects. Samuel L. Jackson costars as Fresh’s estranged father, a speed chess hustler in the city park whose dispassionate philosophy–the chess board as life–becomes the film’s central metaphor, as Fresh plots a brilliant, coldly brutal plan to save himself and his junkie sister from his world of drug dealers and street violence. Read More »