Exclusive Gallery: 13 Moments from 96 Minutes
Four lives, one fateful night -- tensions run high in this April's 96 Minutes, in which two college friends (Brittany Snow and Twilight's Christian Serratos) clash with a pair of Atlanta teens (Evan Ross and J. Michael Trautmann) after a carjacking gone wrong. Filmmaker Aimee Lagos makes her feature debut with 96 Minutes following her award-winning short Underground, again examining what happens when class and social lines collide; after the jump, Lagos takes us through 13 moments from the shooting of her film.
Filmed over the course of 18 days in Atlanta, GA, 96 Minutes debuted at SXSW and also stars David Oyelowo (Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Red Tails, Lincoln). Click here to launch the full gallery with captions from director Lagos.
Lagos: "Evan Ross, who plays Dre in the film, is in the foreground here with Hosea Chanchez in the background playing the cop. This is a very poignant scene in the film taken right from what I saw happen everyday when I was working in the inner city. In this scene police officers accost Dre without provocation as he’s walking home from school – it’s a humiliating and demoralizing experience that too many young people have to deal with on a daily basis."
Lagos: "THE PORCH in Mechanicsville – one of my favorite locations in the film. Markice Kesan Moore, Pill, Jon Chaffin, Dale Neal and J.Michael Trautmann, hang out between takes of their funny if volatile scene where Kevin begs to join their street crew."
Lagos: "Brittany Snow (Carley) and Christian Serratos (Lena) rehearse a long walk and talk scene where the two girls bond after Carley rescues Lena from a potentially painful run in with her ex."
Lagos: "This is an incredibly intense and heart-rending scene between David Oyelowo (Duane) and Brittany Snow (Carley) that comes right at the climax of the film. It’s one of the most visually arresting scenes of the film shot by the incredibly talented Cinematographer, Michael Fimognari."
96 Minutes debuts in theaters on April 27.