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Laws of Gravity

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Critically acclaimed yet barely released to theaters, Nick Gomez’s Laws of Gravity is a dizzying, in-your-face portrait of life on the fringe in Brooklyn, following two small-time criminals on their daily rounds. Jimmy (Greene) and Jon (Trese) shoplift, sell stolen goods, get in on whatever’s going, and eat pizza like it’s raw meat. Gomez’s work has real daring-blackouts punctuate scenes, providing a visual equivalent of the short, nervous bursts of energy with which the characters live their lives. Better still, he makes you care about people who aren’t capable of caring about themselves and for whom tragedy is a natural legacy. A-