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POOR BOY

Directed by Robert Scott Wildes
FEATURE NARRATIVE 105 Minutes World Premiere
FILM GUIDE POOR BOY

Romeo and Samson Griggs are two reckless, misfit brothers who live on a battered houseboat in the desert on the outskirts of town. Left without any other family to speak of, these two desperately lack both intuition and direction. They survive by constantly hustling, gambling and thieving other small-time crooks in their neighborhood. Nothing seems to ever go according to their harebrained schemes but that hardly seems to faze either of them as they operate in their own strange and delusional headspace. In an attempt to finally leave for California, they plan an even more complex and financially rewarding long con.



First-time feature filmmaker Robert Scott Wildes assembles a cast brimming with notable indie veterans and creates a darkly nuanced, adrenaline-filled caper set in a modern western landscape. Hypnotic visuals collide in an emotionally powerful rhythm that reflect the film's bizarre environment and characters, immersing the viewer into the filmmaker’s own twisted Southwestern phantasmagoria.



—Tilson Allen-Merry

Drama
About the Director(s)

Robert Scott Wildes was born in March and raised in New England. He holds a BFA from the Purchase College Film Conservatory and an MFA from the American Film Institute. He has made one film and one daughter.

Special Note

Read an interview with Michael Shannon where he discusses all of his Tribeca 2016 roles, at TribecaFilm.com.


Film Info
  • Section:
    Viewpoints
  • Year:
    2016
  • Length:
    105 minutes
  • Language:
    English
  • Country:
    USA
  • Premiere:
    World
Cast & Credits
  • Screenwriter:
    Robert Scott Wildes, Logan Antill
  • Producer:
    Kristin Mann, Robert Scott Wildes
  • Editor:
    Chris Walldorf
  • Cast:
    Lou Taylor Pucci, Dov Tiefenbach, Michael Shannon, Dale Dickey, Pat Healy, Amy Ferguson, Justin Chatwin
  • Cinematographer:
    Andrew Wheeler
  • Director:
    Robert Scott Wildes

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