The Legend of Swee’ Pea


Lloyd Daniels’s unlikely rise to the NBA is the stuff that myths are made of: the most sought after college basketball recruit of his generation, he got busted buying cocaine in a police sting operation, and two years later was almost killed after getting shot three times in the chest while negotiating an $8 drug deal. Yet, in spite of this, he somehow managed to make it to the NBA­­ without having played a single college game, with remnants of bullets still in his body, and with years of crack addiction behind him. This film documents Lloyd’s struggle to survive the perilous streets of New York, to navigate in the world of high stakes professional sports, and to overcome a lifetime of addiction.

Date: Friday, August 26, 2016
Time: 1:30pm
Location: Marquis Main
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Director: Benjamin May (will attend the Festival)
Writer: Annemarie Lawless
Producers: Daniel Burke Levin, Karl Hollandt

Genre: Documentary feature
Length: 80 min
Location: USA
Language: English