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Director  Patrik-Ian Polk
Screenplay  Patrik-Ian Polk
Writer  Patrik-Ian Polk
Language  English
6.8/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy, Music, Romance
Duration  
Country  USA
Punks (film) movie poster
Release date  November 4, 2001
Initial release  November 2, 2001 (New York City)
Music director  John E. Rhone, Ontario Haynes, Chris Cox
Cast  Seth Gilliam (Marcus), Dwight Ewell (Hill), Rockmond Dunbar (Darby), Jazzmun (Chris / Crystal), Renoly Santiago (Dante)
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Punks is a 2001 film produced by Babyface, directed by Patrik-Ian Polk and starring Rockmond Dunbar, Seth Gilliam, Renoly Santiago, Jazzmun, and Dwight Ewell.

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The film follows the trials and tribulations of a group of gay African American friends. While black gay life is explored in the film, universal aspects of friendship plays at the plot's forefront. The film's themes were later used for the 2005 LOGO cable television series Noah's Arc. The film has made its television debut on LOGO on August 7, 2011.

Cast

  • Seth Gilliam as Marcus
  • Dwight Ewell as Hill
  • Renoly Santiago as Dante
  • Rockmond Dunbar as Darby
  • Jazzmun as Chris/Crystal
  • Rudolf Martin as Gilbert
  • Vanessa A. Williams as Jennifer
  • Devon Odessa as Felicity
  • Loretta Devine as Health Counselor
  • Rodney Chester as Alexis Carrington Colby Dexter
  • Thea Vidale as Nurse
  • Awards and nominations

  • Black Reel Awards
  • Best Independent Actor - Theatrical:
  • (Rockmond Dunbar) Winner
  • Cleveland International Film Festival
  • Best American Independent Feature Film: Winner
  • GLAAD Media Awards
  • Outstanding Film - Limited Release: Nominated
  • Independent Spirit Awards
  • John Cassavetes Award:
  • (Patrik-Ian Polk, Tracey Edmonds and Michael McQuarn) Nominated
  • L.A. Outfest
  • Outstanding Emerging Talent:
  • (Patrik-Ian Polk) Winner
  • References

    Punks (film) Wikipedia
    Punks (film) IMDb Punks (film) themoviedb.org


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