‘Snow On Tha Bluff’

This isn’t just a depiction of life on the gritty streets. This is really, really scary stuff.

Shocking.

The movie is Snow on tha Bluff. And that’s all I can say. Shocking.

Now, I haven’t seen it. I’ve only seen a couple of versions of the trailer and the different videos on YouTube. But if this movie is indeed a true documentary. Then I need to see it.

It looks amazing, scary and real. The footage is brutal and unforgettable and once again, I’ve only seen the trailers.

The movie takes place in The Bluff, an area in Northwest Atlanta known for high crime and drugs. It’s shot through the lens of a stolen camera, documenting the life of Curtis Snow, a street thug.

It’s like the Blair Witch Project but set in the real “projects”. And like the Blair Witch Project, I’m not sure if it’s real or fake.

But I really hope it’s real. It would be so much more powerful if it were real. It makes it more sad and scary if the footage is real. I like when a movie opens my eyes to a new world, a new perspective. People really live like this. There are neighbours that are really like this. This is a real place. Where real people live.  That’s sad and scary. It’s shocking to me.

I’m sure my inner liberal is showing now, but I don’t care.

To top it off, Michael K. Williams is the executive producer on the movie. Williams is famous for his role as Omar on the HBO series The Wire and Boardwalk Empire’s Chalky White. So his involvement in the film is the final stamp of approval.

I haven’t been this excited about seeing a movie just based on the trailer since… I can’t remember.

If anyone in Toronto knows how I can get my hands on it please send over the details.

Oh yeah, if you know that the movie is a fake or mockumentary, please don’t tell me until after I’ve seen it. I knew Blair Witch was fake before seeing it and it really did ruin the movie for me.

*** Update***

Since writing this post yesterday, I’ve had the opportunity to watch the movie.

First, the slang and accents are heavy. It was hard to understand at times, but I’m glad I watched it.

Second, besides selected scenes, I think this is 100% real footage.

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