To Live and Die and Live, which premiered at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival, follows film director Muhammad (Amin Joseph) who tries to cope with his stepfather’s death while battling his own drug addiction.

In an exclusive interview with uInterview, Cory Hardrict, who plays Muhammad’s friend in the film, discussed his favorite moment while shooting in Detroit.

“I loved Detroit, just the texture, the landscape of the city, the rawness,” he began. “Oh there was a lot [of highlights], I love how in the film, there was a real officer they hired to do a scene with me and he started cuffing me for real with my hands, like doing a tactic, and I thought my elbow almost snapped out of place and he didn’t know the difference between acting and realness. And it got a little heated but we shook it out, shook hands afterwards. I but it was like wait a minute, he was like really – I was like, ‘Oh God!’ But no, it worked out. It makes for great filmmaking, so it’s gonna be real when you see it.”

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