BLACK DAYS takes place on the gritty streets of Chicago where Trent, a recently released ex-con, struggles with alcohol and loneliness. Before going to jail Trent tries to help Angie escape prostitution by giving her the money to get out, but money in the end just wasn't enough. Now Trent is out on parole and Angie's friend Melanie wants to escape the same life, not only for her, but for her son as well. Seduced by the temptations of the flesh and the echoing guilt of not doing more for Angie, Trent tries to do the right thing and get Melanie out. But when Trent tries to buy Melanie from her pimp things get violent and promptly spins out of control. Before he knows it Trent is being hunted by Eddie, an old enemy seeking revenge, and his previous employer tries to have him killed. Slowly but surely we see why Trent served hard time. Only Trent's the last person in the world you would want to mess with. Written by
The film is involved with the charity Genesis House and is donating proceeds from merchandise sales to help prostitutes get off the street. See more »
At the end of the film you can see the make-up of the welt on Trent's forehead starting to separate from his skin. The make-up artist had a prior commitment and was unable to stick around to keep the effect looking good. Half way through filming the welt fell off causing some of the close-ups to look bad. To cover up the problem editing and a great deal of color correction was done to make it less noticeable. See more »
amazing use of a low budget to explore the many shades of black
The comment you'll hear, in the lobby, post movie, is, "I can't believe it was made for so little money!" The thoughts, during the movie, likely follow sad character to sadder character, as the movie explores people who are not necessarily villains or heroes, but gray shades moving in a black purgatory. It's film noir it's a lost side-alley from Sin City it's a forgotten road in Gotham it's bullets and empty booze bottles and a sledge hammer pulping flesh and there is where the audience thoughts likely ride, forgetting that they are watching a low budget flick, when the film is rolling.
See the film. It's a pleasant, gritty surprise.
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