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An audience favorite at film festivals worldwide, "The Speed of Life" is an urban, coming-of-age tale that centers around Sammer, a quiet 13-year-old kid from Brooklyn who steals video cameras from tourists. He and his small gang of friends retreat to their neighborhood to pawn the goods, but Sammer always keeps the tapes. Alone in his bedroom, Sammer sifts though other people's holiday footage, intrigued by all the seemingly happy faces and far away places.

As he slowly stashes enough money away so that he, too, can soon travel to distant lands, Sammer must first deal with an older brother who's set to get out of jail, while also caring for his ailing foster mother.

As Sammer and his friends dream about the lives they want for themselves, they must also deal with grown ups: a probation officer who doesn't like kids, an ex-con with a secret, and an old man who thinks he can fly.

Sammer's experiences waver between fantasy and the harsh reality of growing up in NYC, and soon he discovers that not all tourists are happy, and that cameras can indeed fly--even if people can't.

Directed by Ed Radtke and Produced by Ira Deutchman, Ed Radtke and Greg O'Conner, "The Speed of Life" won a Special Jury Award at the Venice Film Festival.

The Speed of Life is an Drama movie that was released in 2011 and has a run time of 1 hr 24 min. It has received poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.0.

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2011 | 1 hr 24 min | 7.0/10
Cast
Jeremy Allen White, Peter Appel, Agnes Brenson, Gilbert Cruz
Studio
Deutchman Company
Director
Ed Radtke
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Also directed by Ed Radtke

Also starring Jeremy Allen White