Dallas International Film Festival

Caged Birds

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Jordan Lucas is an aeuent, Black, high school senior counting down the days until he can escape high school — and the bullies that plague him there — to attend his dream college, Princeton. When his prideful cousin, EJ, is humiliated by a white bully, he recruits Jordan, and Kevonte, a bussed-in student from the other side of the tracks, to play a robbery prank on the bully. When the prank goes bad, leaving two white students dead, the boys struggle to avoid being caught and are each forced to confront the personal demons that come with being Black in the suburbs.



Fredrick Leach


Kamil McFadden
Bentley Green
Christian Menace
Aaliyah Muhammad


86 minutes

Dallas International Film Festival

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