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Drylongso" is an old African American term that means "ordinary," or "just the same old thing." Ambitious and densely packed, Cauleen Smith's remarkable debut feature addresses the everydayness of violence and the extraordinary beauty of daily life.
Pica is a young woman growing up in Oakland, California, who feels deeply the value and vulnerability of everyone's life but her own. At home, her room is perpetually violated by her mother's partying visitors, and her work in illegal poster distribution puts her in nightly danger of attack. At school, she is unable to make any progress on her 35 mm photography project. Instead, armed with charming savvy and a Polaroid camera, Pica tirelessly documents the existence of young black men, whom she believes to be an endangered species.
Along the way, she snaps a photo of Tobi, a young black woman, disguised as a man, who is running from a violent boyfriend. Tobi discovers that her assumed gender gives her new strength and freedom of movement ...
Motion Picture Rating
Rated R for language