Luke is an up-and-coming DJ from an affluent New York family with a Lithuanian father and an African-American mother. When Luke hears from an estranged grandmother in Lithuania, he defies his parents and decides to visit this far-away country, flying straight to the capital city Vilnius. He falls in love with the city, a rebellious girl called Marta, and the local music scene - the beatmakers - promoted by an aggressive gay manager, Andy. Luke's grandma's connections get him a deal with the municipality to become the manager of a new nightclub, and he takes up the challenge... but the deal turns out to be poisoned, Luke to rebel in ways he never imagined.
Reasons to Buy
- Get an entertaining and socio-politically-charged glimpse of today's Lithuanian youth and their struggle against legal, governmental homophobia and discrimination.
- Though We Will Riot follows two straight protagonists, there is an exciting gay subplot, some sweet boy-on-boy kisses and homoeroticism sprinkled in for good measure.
- Director Romas Zabarauskas is an openly gay LGBT rights public speaker in Lithuania. This is his first feature-length film released in the United States following the successful short Porno Melodrama.