The hugely positive reviews and audience reaction that met the release of Adam Leon’s cool New York small-time caper Gimme the Loot (2012) owes much to the two endearing leads, Tashiana Washington and Ty Hickson, as well as the fresh young voice of Independent Spirit Award-winning debut director himself. To celebrate the DVD release of Leon’s Gimme the Loot this Monday (2 September), we have THREE copies of the film to give away to our independently-spirited readers, thanks to UK distributor Soda Pictures. This is an exclusive competition for our Facebook and Twitter fans, so if you haven’t already, ‘Like’ us at or follow us @CineVue before answering the question below.

Malcolm (Hickson) and Sofia (Washington), two determined teens from New York, see themselves as the ultimate graffiti-writers. When a rival gang buffs their latest masterpiece, the duo hatch a plan to get revenge by tagging an iconic NYC landmark. However, they need to raise $500 to pull off this spectacular scheme. Over the course of two whirlwind, sun-soaked summer days, Malcolm and Sofia travel on an epic urban adventure involving black market spray cans, illicit bodegas, stolen sneakers, a high stakes heist and a beautiful, stoned girl whose necklace is literally their key to becoming the biggest writers in the city.

To be in with a chance of winning one of THREE copies of Gimme the Loot, just answer the following simple question:

Gimme the Loot premiered at which 2012 North American film festival?

a) Sundance
c) Tribeca

To enter, simply fill out the contact form below with your name, email address, subject (‘Gimme the Loot’), answer and postal address.*

*Please note that this is a special competition which only our Facebook and Twitter fans will be eligible to win. If you are not on our Facebook ‘Like’ list, then you can easily join us by following this link: and/or follow us on Twitter @CineVue.

Adam Leon’s Gimme the Loot is released on DVD from Monday 2 September, courtesy of Soda Pictures.

The competition closes at 6pm on Thursday 5 September, 2013.

• The competition is open to UK readers only.
• Prizes must be taken as stated and cannot be deferred. There will be no cash alternatives.
• CineVue does not accept any responsibility for late or lost entries due to the internet or email problems.
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• Prizes unclaimed after 28 days will be deemed to have been forfeited.