Synopsis: A young street artist, Danny, in East Los Angeles is caught between his father's obsession with lowrider car culture, his ex-felon brother and his need for self-expression. Danny puts his graffiti artist skills to use and paints murals on the hoods of lowrider cars to help his brother win an upcoming competition.
Production: BH Tilt
  5 nominations.
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98 min

I remember

when I was a little kid

I would scribble on every car

at my dad's shop to show

I could paint lowriders

just like him

and his car club...

The coasters.

My pops used to tell me...

That means, like, you're like

a dog pissing on walls.

Well, I guess not much

has changed.

Still pissing on walls.

For my pops,

all he cares about

besides cruising

down the boulevard,

is when he's best in show

at elysian park.

At elysian park,

hundreds of car clubs

just like the coasters

come from all over la

to try to win best in show.

If you win, it's like

you're the king

of the lowriding world.

You get mad respect.

But if you don't... well...

It's kind of like

you don't even exist.

If it was up to my pops,

I'd be fixing cars

at his shop all day.

I just want to get

my name seen.

Show everybody that I'm here.

There might be hundreds

of car clubs in la,

but there's thousands

of billboards

that I've got to hit up.

I put up my art for free.

And he wastes his money

on car parts?

That makes no sense to me.

I grew up in boyle heights.

But for kids like me,

la isn't divided

by the sixth street bridge.

This whole city is my canvas.

Finally, pretty boy!

Took you long enough.

Damn, Danny!

Man, you been doing too much!

What's up, chuy?

I'm sorry, did I mess up

somebody's make-up?

Who you trying

to impress anyways, huh?

No one in this car.

Oh, yeah? Well, you missed

a spot, look.

Hey, we going or what, bitches?

Come on.

Yeah, we're going

but they're not going to let

you in with that stupid jacket.

This jacket's fire, dude.

I took it out

of your mom's closet.

So I know it's fire.

Oh, shit!

Come on, let's go!

What are you guys waiting for?

Wait up!



Can I get four beers,

two shots?

Me and my homies,

we've never been to Mexico.

And no,

our Spanish ain't perfect.

But you can find us partying

with the hipsters in echo park,

chillin' at the skate park

in venice

or doing karaoke in k-town.

Alright, sometimes we do

end up the night at taco zone.

Yeah, we eat tacos.

So what?

I love you, bitches.

Stop the car! Stop the car!

What, what? What's wrong?

I got to piss.

Come on, I got to piss.

Please? I'm begging you.

Oh, Danny.

- I promise it'll be fast.

- Hurry up.

Hey, hurry up.

He always takes

a long time to pee.

Why did he take his bag?

Oh, my god.

What are you doing?

Danny! I'm leaving! Okay?

I'm not going to go

to jail for you!

What are you doing?

Are you trying to get us caught?

Chill out, claud! I'm just

trying to have some fun!

Yeah, well, if we get caught,

that's my scholarship, Danny!

Claudia, shut up!

Nobody's going to get caught!

No, no, no!

You need to hurry up, man!

You done?

I'm done.

Are you serious?

Oh, my god.

Hey! Hey, hey, hey, hey!

No, no, no, no, no, no!

Stop, stop, stop, stop, stop!


he's not going to ruin

Columbia for me, okay?

No, no, no. I understand that!


Okay. Yeah, yeah, I'm stopping,

I'm stopping. Completely fine!

That's completely fine!

But you can't leave us!

You can't leave us!



Oh, shit, shit, shit, shit!

You mother--


Come on.

Chuy, chuy! Chuy! This way.

Chuy, run, chuy! Chuy!

I'm running!

Chuy, up here! Right here.


Dude, I can't do that!

Come on, chuy.

Hop it! Hurry up!

What makes you think

i can do that?

Oh, shit!

Hurry up, chuy! Go, go, go!

Freeze! Put your hands up!

Hands up!

Put your hands up.

Daniel Alvarez?


Chuy herrera?

You two. Go.

You called my pops?

I told you to call Claudia.

She's still mad at you.

And you know I ain't got nobody

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Elgin James

Elgin James is a filmmaker, musician and a former member of Friends Stand United (FSU), a Boston, Massachusetts area group in the early 1990s. FSU has been classified by several law enforcement agencies as a gang. more…

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