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Shot on film and in black and white, Radha Blank’s charmer was inspired by the films that’ve captured her hometown of New York. But what makes the writer-director-star’s movie distinct (in addition to its hip-hop heartbeat) is its perspective — turning the camera on the city’s Black and brown population and reminding the audience that it’s never too late to chase your dreams, as long as you believe in the power of your own voice. — Angelique Jackson