CinemaDave (cinemadave) wrote,

PBiFF: "Neo Ned" wins Best Feature

The Best Feature, “Neo Ned,” is a gritty character study and poignant love story of two people brought together by a seemingly impossible connection. As a result of that connection, they both find that there is more to a person than what is on the surface.

Says Itier, “The film puts the thunder into love, the hope into chaos and life into death. It was a beautiful urban poem against racism and for the success of love over hate. Van Fischer is sure to be a future Oscar contender.”

Adds Wassberg, “Neo Ned” takes a controversial subject within racism and turns it on its head using both humor and drama to make its point. With heartfelt but also hard hitting performances by both Jeremy Renner (Best Actor) and Gabrielle Union (Best Actress), the layers that they peel away bring the characters to their ultimate and selfless conclusion. Impacting and with a social consciousness that doesn't bludgeon the audience with its ideas, “Neo Ned” is a movie that is both entertaining and intelligent while still being emotional.
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