17 Blocks
Directed by Davy Rothbart
Starring Emmanuel Durant Jr., Akil 'Smurf' Sanford

Rated NR | Runtime 1 hours & 36 minutes

In 1999, filmmaker Davy Rothbart met Emmanuel Sanford-Durant and his older brother, Smurf, during a pickup basketball game in Southeast Washington, D.C. Davy began filming their lives, and soon the two brothers and other family members began to use the camera themselves. Spanning 20 years, this story illuminates a national, ongoing crisis through one family's raw, stirring and deeply personal saga.  Made from more than 1,000 hours of footage, it all starts on the street where they lived in 1999, 17 blocks behind the U.S. Capitol.

This will be presented as part of our Virtual Cinema series.



17 Blocks
Directed by Davy Rothbart
Starring Emmanuel Durant Jr., Akil 'Smurf' Sanford

Rated NR | Runtime 1 hours & 36 minutes

In 1999, filmmaker Davy Rothbart met Emmanuel Sanford-Durant and his older brother, Smurf, during a pickup basketball game in Southeast Washington, D.C. Davy began filming their lives, and soon the two brothers and other family members began to use the camera themselves. Spanning 20 years, this story illuminates a national, ongoing crisis through one family's raw, stirring and deeply personal saga.  Made from more than 1,000 hours of footage, it all starts on the street where they lived in 1999, 17 blocks behind the U.S. Capitol.

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This will be presented as part of our Virtual Cinema series.

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