- Runnin' at Midnite is a meaningful an engaging independent film production. With limited funds and in only 18 days of filming, writer/director Pablo Toledo has fulfilled his goal. This contemporary look at Barrio life, midnight basketball and families is at times stark and brutal, but always honest. The pioneer use of HDTV format to film, gives Runnin' at Midnite a sharp edge realistic look.
Woven throughout the story line are the choices of life. Midnight basketball is not just a safe haven for kids, it can be a positive learning experience to individuals who are open to change and help. I was immediately interested in all the characters, how would they survive and what choices would they make? The final scenes play out brilliantly, especially memorable are the interactions between Brandon and Louie. Louie in a wheelchair, the results of a gang lifestyle, and younger brother Brandon have been at odds with each other for sometime. In the end, they both learn survival lessons and the true meaning of family.
Give Runnin' at Midnite a grade of B. Go see it!