Louis C.K. Shares Steve Buscemi-Produced Documentary 'Check It'
The film follows the story of a gay black street gang in Washington D.C.
Published Jun 30, 2017Louis C.K. is best known for making audiences laugh, both at live shows and from the comfort of their own couches, but his latest offering sheds a light on some grittier material.
The comedian has shared a new documentary called Check It via his website and app. The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival last year, and boasts his Horace and Pete co-star Steve Buscemi as an executive producer.
The doc was directed by Toby Oppenheimer and Dana Flor, and made over the course of four years. It follows a gay black street gang in Washington D.C., who banded together and "made a family where they didn't have one."
"It's not an easy film. It takes on life right where the rubber hits the road," C.K. explained in a statement. "What made me love it was just the kids themselves. They are like any kids, like anyone's children. They are trying to cope against terrible odds, they are funny and full of hope and life. Their lives are difficult and complex. They are very generous in sharing this with the filmmakers and you, if you watch the film."
You can learn more about it and download the film over here for $5.
C.K. also appears in a trailer for Check It — and you can check it down below.