Restless City Synopsis
An African immigrant dreams of making music while looking for work in New York City.
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The Hollywood Reporter

In this intense twist on the American Dream, director Andrew Dosunmu vividly captures the pulsating dynamic of New York city's pan-African...
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
With Dosunmu, African culture thrives in a demographically shifting but historically African-American part of town. If the idea is that...
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70

Village Voice

By Ernest Hardy
Told in an elliptical style with a pacing and jagged rhythms that take some getting used to, the thrust and power of the film lies in its...
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Variety

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Picture's visual elegance makes a limited arthouse life possible, although Nigerian-born fashion photog-turned-helmer Andrew Dosunmu is far...
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Slant Magazine

By Chuck Bowen
The script simply isn't in the same league as the images that Andrew Dosunmu and the gifted cinematographer Bradford Young have fashioned.
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The New York Times

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Mr. Dosunmu seems to have directed all his actors to pause before delivering lines, giving a languor to the film that comes to feel...
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Los Angeles Times

In its portrait of a Restless City the film is strangely inert and feels like the work of image-makers, not storytellers.
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The essence of love and boldness of color: BEAUTIFUL PIECE OF ART!

By moore.tamira
I thoroughly enjoyed this work of art... It was beautiful! The colors, the character exchanges, and camera angles! Loved how Djibril looked beyond Trini's surface and job to try to love and...

Restless City

By GroovyBecca
The cinematography was awesome! The leading lady is absolutely beautiful – no homo! Unfortunately, I was late and missed the beginning. ….. I’m thinking that is why I did not connect all the dots….....

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By fred.soffa
Entertaining. Sophisticated. Gorgeous to watch. New York City as you've never seen it before. Andrew Dosunmu shows his ability for pacing, emotional connection, and how to put a film together....

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Rated R | For Some drug use and brief sexuality