Hoodie

HOODIE is a coming of age story told collaboratively by an African-American teenager and his white gay father. Growing up in rapidly gentrifying Oakland, 17-year old Kenyon explores his emerging Black masculinity through aspirations of becoming a rap star, an athlete, a barber and a filmmaker. Meanwhile, a trove of intimate and evocative archival home video footage reveals Kenyon’s physical transformation from baby to teenager. Through a series of conversations between an adolescent and an adoptive parent searching to understand his son’s journey, a shifting father/son relationship begins to unfold.