Move over Barry Levinson, John Waters and Matthew Porterfield. Looks like Baltimore has a new filmmaker to revere.
New York Times Film Critic A.O. Scott praised Baltimore native Sheldon Candis’s new movie, “Luv” in his review. The movie — about a boy who idolizes his uncle, but is exposed to his flaws after a day in his care — was screened at the Sundance Film Festival and the Maryland Film Festival last year. It was shot in Baltimore and stars the rapper Common.
Scott writes: “…at its best “Luv” shows the kind of heart and intelligence that is always welcome — and often missing — in American movies.” That kind of approval is sure to catapult the career of Candis, a USC film school grad who grew up in Park Heights.
The movie opens nationwide today.