Short Film Profile

The Silk Street Gang

Christopher is a nine-year-old white boy living in Allentown, Pennsylvania in 1993. His only dream is to become like his idol, Michael Jordan, and so he joins his neighborhood basketball team, The Silk Street Gang, which is comprised entirely of older African-American boys. Happy and oblivious, Christopher practices everyday--both on the court and on his gaming console--in preparation for the team's upcoming season, but his teammates have other plans for him.

Film notes

Based on a true story, The Silk Street Gang is a coming-of-age dramatic comedy about inner-city tribalism and the translucent nature of young friendship and dreams.



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Previous screenings

29 Apr – 2 May | Seattle, United States

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Information on this profile is provided by the film owners and/or compiled from available sources | Profile updated 5 May 2010