Interview: Kicks Director Justin Tipping & Actor Mahershala Ali

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Before his feature film debut Kicks hits theaters nationwide tomorrow, director Justin Tipping and actor Mahershala Ali stopped by Lake Merritt in Oakland, California to talk with reporter Syy Abdel-Qawi.

Filmed in Oakland and Richmond, the movie follows Brandon, a teen who sets out on a mission to retrieve his first pair of Air Jordans from a group of neighborhood boys who stole them off of his feet earlier the same day. Tipping and Ali discuss how the movie explores masculinity and violence.


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