Luce is a 2019 American thriller drama film directed by Julius Onah.
NEON on Tuesday, June 04, 2019 released the trailer:
LUCE - In Theaters August 2, 2019.
Adopted from war-torn Eritrea, Luce Edgar is an all-star high school athlete and accomplished debater who is adored by other school students and his parents Peter and Amy Edgar. However, he has an intense dislike of his history teacher Harriet Wilson, who is the reason his friend DeShaun was kicked off the running team after Harriet found weed in his locker and called the police. Amy gets a call at work from Harriet asking her to meet at school. Harriet shows Amy a paper that Luce wrote for an assignment in which the class was asked to write from the perspective of a historical figure. Harriet also shows concern that Luce chose Frantz Fanon, a political revolutionary who argued that colonialism can be overcome through violence. Harriet sees this as a red flag as Luce was a child soldier before coming to America, and someone like him writing this could get him in trouble. Harriet also tells Amy that she went through Luce's locker and found a bag full of illegal fireworks. Amy shows Peter the paper and the fireworks and are both unsettled but decide not to mention anything to Luce. During dinner, the family brings up Harriet again. Luce accuses her of singling out students to make a point. For instance, one classmate, Stephanie Kim, was alleged to have been sexually abused at a party while drunk, and Harriet often uses Stephanie as an example of a victimized woman. In Luce's case, he is Harriet's shining example of a star black student, which is not how he wants to be seen, arguing that he doesn't want to be a symbol of tokenism. Later, Luce finds the hidden paper and fireworks.
The film Luce was scheduled to be released on January 27, 2019 (Sundance, Sundance Film Festival), on August 2, 2019 (United States) and on November 8, 2019 (United Kingdom) by GEM Entertainment and Elevation Pictures.
The duration of the film is 109 minutes. The film grossed over $2,010,613.
The film had received a "R" rating.
Luce got high rating from critics.
Official website: lucemovie.com
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