Today's Short: "Bookie"


At a raucous soul R&B nightclub in 1963, crowds from all over Seattle gather for a chance at alcohol, wild music, and easy money. Amidst it all, a gambling bookie risks everything he has for a waitress down on her luck. This 20-minute short directed by Quoc Bao Tran recalls early Scorsese/Spike Lee. Nothing distinctive or groundbreaking, but still very precisely executed. Check it out.

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Arya Ponto • Contributor

As former Editor of JPP, Arya likes to entertain peeps with his thoughts on pop culture, when he's not busy watching Battle Royale for the 200th time. He lives in Brooklyn with a comic book collection that's always the most daunting thing to move with, and writes for Artboiled.com.


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