Rubble Kings NYC
The HBO NY International Latino Film Festival (Aug. 15-21) delivers an amazing lineup once again this year. Among those will be Rubble Kings, which premieres on Thursday, Aug. 18 at AMC Empire 18 in Times Square. It is the second feature documentary by Shan Nicholson and Ben Velez (team behind the indie doc, Downtown Calling). They describe Rubble Kings as the most comprehensive documentation of the outlaw gang era of NYC in the late 60s to mid-70s and features rare footage and photography, as well as interviews with key historical figures from both sides of the law. Since the film is in festival mode and is not slated for full release elsewhere, tickets tend to sell out fast so I won’t wait until the last minute to catch Rubble Kings. Remember the movie Warriors? Well, this is the real deal.