Monsters And Men (Zyrick)
Monsters and Men is a drama from the perspective of several different characters. It’s about the murder of an unarmed black man, Darius Larson (Samel Edwards) by police officers. Monsters and Men is clearly inspired by Eric Garner’s death. Kelvin Harrison Jr plays Zyrick, a young man with a bright future but he finds himself drawn to protesting and being more of an activist after Darius’s death.
Zyrick’s story is about him being torn between going the normal, safe route in life and just keeping out of trouble, or standing up for what he believes in and fighting against injustices. Harrison Jr. doesn’t have any major dramatic scenes, instead, everything is shown in his face–he’s constantly shown looking troubled by what is necessary to ensure his success vs what he believes is just.