A Thousand and One
Directed by A.V. Rockwell. Performances by Teyana Taylor, Aaron Kingsley Adetola, Aven Courtney, Josiah Cross, William Catlett. Focus Features, 2023. 117 min. Rated R. Crime / Drama.
Unapologetic and free-spirited Inez (Teyana Taylor) kidnaps her six-year-old son Terry from the foster care system. Holding onto their secret and each other, mother and son set out to reclaim their sense of home, identity, and stability, in a rapidly changing New York City.