Flock of Four
Set in 1959, “Flock of Four” — an expansion of director Gregory Caruso’s short — explores both jazz music and historic Central Avenue in South Central LA. Since Joey (Braeden Lemasters) was a youngster, jazz has been an integral part of his life: He plays it with his friends, his heroes are the jazz greats, and the music remains his last connection to his deceased dad. After hearing on the radio that legendary musician Pope Dixon (the Emmy-winning Reginald Cathey of “House of Cards”) is playing somewhere on Central Avenue, Joey and his jazz-crazed high-school pals — Bud (Isaac Jay), Archie (Uriah Shelton), and Louis (Dylan Snyder) — venture from their homes in Pasadena in search of the gig. Unfortunately, Central Avenue at night isn’t the most welcoming environment for a bunch of middle-class white kids. But that won’t prevent Joey from tracking down his hero.