Revue Cinema Fri, Sep 8 6:45 PM
Film Info
Release Year:2021
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Diego Ongaro
Cast:Freddie Gibbs
Bob Tarasuk
Jamie Neumann
David Krumholtz
Sharon Washington
Screenwriter:Xabi Molia
Diego Ongaro


Gear up for an exciting September as we dive into the world of Freddie Gibbs' debut feature film, "Down With the King."


Curated by The Black Nerds, this cinematic adventure breaks boundaries and explores the vibe of the Great Resignation era through the captivating journey of Gibbs as Money Merc. Gibbs' authentic portrayal resonates deeply as he takes us through Merc's wild ride – a blend of his unique personality and the relentless demands of his career, all set against the serene backdrop of New England's countryside.


Guided by director Diego Ongaro, the film keeps it real, steering clear of clichés and offering an unfiltered look into Merc's life. It delves into the experience of being a Black man in a predominantly white environment, capturing pivotal moments and subtle gestures that shape his journey. The title itself, reminiscent of Run-DMC's legacy, sets the tempo for a narrative mirroring life's natural rhythm. Merc's struggle to break free from societal norms and embrace his authentic self, alongside his interactions with his mother (Sharon Washington), friends, and manager (David Krumholtz), weaves themes of financial stakes, artistic integrity, and the relentless pursuit of self-discovery.


As an added bonus, The Black Nerds join forces with Retro Heads to offer a curated collection of vintage Carhartt and outdoor ensembles, perfectly complementing the film's vibe. This cinematic experience is more than just entertainment – it's a chance to immerse yourself in a world of emotions, captivating storytelling, and unforgettable melodies. So mark your calendars and get ready to embark on a journey that not only entertains but also prompts reflection on your own path through work, identity, and the pursuit of happiness. "Down With the King" is the rhythm of September, where cinema meets the beat of life itself. (FADUMA GURE)