Bruce Franks Jr. is a 34-year-old battle rapper, leading Ferguson activist and state representative from St. Louis, Missouri. Known as Superman to his constituents, he’s a political figure the likes of which you’ve never seen — full of contradictions and deep insights, who has overcome an unspeakable loss to become one of the most dynamic and unapologetic young leaders in the country. This intriguing documentary follows Bruce at a critical juncture in his life. He’s forced to deal with the mental trauma he’s been carrying for nearly 30 years, ever since his 9-year-old brother was shot and killed in front of him. Only by confronting his pain can Bruce find peace and truly fulfill his destiny as a leader for his community.
ST. LOUIS SUPERMAN is screening as part of the “Shorts: Forces of Nature” program during Tribeca Film Festival on Sunday, April 28; Monday, April 29; and Wednesday, May 1.