Dave McNary reports: Louis C.K. has made a move into movie distribution, releasing the gang documentary “Check It” through his website.
“Check It,” which is executive produced by Steve Buscemi, follows the members of black gay gang in Washington, D.C. as they attempt to survive. C.K. announced the release through an email to his subscribers.
“It knocked me right over,” he said. “It was an amazing emotional ride. It was funny and moving, I learned a lot and it gave me a lot to think about after.”
“Check It” is directed by Toby Oppenheimer and Dana Flor, who followed the gang members for four years as they dealt with harassment, poverty, and violence. The comedian saw the film at the Tribeca Film Festival in April at the behest of Buscemi … (read more)