S. Torriano Berry
Rich (1982)
From L.A. Rebellion: Creating a New Black Cinema (1971-2006)

On the day of his high school graduation, an African American youth battles for self-determination as a convergence of forces, including his family and the neighborhood gang where he lives, attempt to shuttle him toward a future of lowered expectations. At once gritty and tender, the character study features an intimate scene shot chiaroscuro on location at the Watts Towers. —Mark Quigley