Toe to Toe Trailer (2010)

Trailer for Toe to Toe.

Emily Abt`s emotionally powerful feature, Toe To Toe, tells the story of a love/hate relationship between lacrosse mates Tosha and Jesse, two senior girls at a competitive Washington, D.C., prep school. Tosha is a fiercely determined African American scholarship student from Anacostia, one of Washington`s poorest areas, while Jesse is a privileged, but troubled, white girl from Bethesda, who deals with promiscuous tendencies that pull her toward self-destruction. The two forge a close and genuine friendship on the field, but that bond is tested when the obstacles presented by societal circumstances threaten to tear them apart. Abt draws penetrating performances from bright, young talents Louisa Krause (Jesse) and Sonequa Martin (Tosha). Together they craft a complex story rich with nuance and authenticity, avoiding predictability and challenging tired racial narratives. Inspired by the disturbing fact that interracial friendships end at age 14 for 87 percent of American teenagers, Toe To Toe is a powerful reminder of the transforming power of honesty and the way that those who test us often make us better.

Duration
2 min 20 sec

Views
22,619

Posted On
January 25, 2010
Director
Emily Abt

Writer
Emily Abt

Studio
Strand Releasing

Release
February 26, 2010
Cast
Louisa Krause
Sonequa Martin
Hina Abdullah
Sarah Aschenbach
Dionne Audain
Trailer Tracks
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