Ain’t No King Coming

Director: Tia J.T. Lemke

Institute History

  • 1988 Sundance Film Festival


An excellent drama about a tough young boy who lives with his mother in the Lower East Side of New York and must deal with the return of his father after a 13-year absence. In a strong display of her writing and directing abilities, Tia J.T. Lemke has brought together an intelligent script with fine performances.

— Alberto Garcia

Screening Details

  • Section: Rogues Gallery: New American Shorts
  • Film Type: Dramatic Short
  • Country: U.S.A.
  • Run Time: 24 min.


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