Plot: The Two Boots Pioneer Theater is proud to present Evan Oppenheimer's new film JUSTICE from April 28 to May 11, 2004. Featured in the Dramatic Competition at the 2003 Tribeca Film Festival (and subsequently over 20 other festivals around the world), JUSTICE is a comedic drama about a maverick comic-book writer who uses his powers of creativity to create a new kind of superhero an enigmatic entity named Justice who embodies the heroism of everyday existence in the face of apathy, anarchy, and cynicism.
Like "American Splendor" and "Crumb," JUSTICE acknowledges that comics are the lifeblood of the collective pop unconscious, an outlaw medium whose freedom from political correctness allow a quicker, truer picture of the American zeitgeist. Comics writer Drew (ER¹s Erik Palladino), after losing his best friend during the 9/11 tragedy, tires of penning hackneyed superhero word balloons for musclemen in tights. Driven to make sense of his loss, Drew envisions a new character more in step with reality a hero with no superpowers, mutations, or radioactive qualities, just a regular guy, an average avenger. Needing real-life inspiration, Drew strategically befriends Tre (Michael Jai White), a down-to-earth substitute teacher he meets playing basketball, and uses the unsuspecting
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