Winner of the Sundance Grand Jury Prize, this sweeping story of love follows Inez (R&B star Teyana Taylor) as she kidnaps her six-year-old son Terry from the foster care system.
Inez, herself an orphan who experienced New York’s foster care system, is at times volatile and impulsive, but also incredibly caring and protective. Recently released from prison and unwilling to leave Terry to the vagaries of an uncaring bureaucracy, Inez makes an impulsive decision that will greatly influence their lives. Growing up with fake papers, Terry thrives and Inez carefully protects their secret. Around them New York changes and gentrifies and all the while the threat of exposure hangs heavily. A.V. Rockwell’s perceptive direction keeps the focus tightly on this family while tracing the transformation of the city over decades. Anchored by an astonishing Taylor as Inez, A Thousand and One
is an unforgettable film of great power.