Third Week is a social drama about second chances in life and the challenges they bring. The complexities of race relations are present, but it is not a story about race. At the heart of the narrative is Alvin’s human struggle in finding himself again after having spent two years in prison. He is at a crossroads where past and present meet head on and offer him an opportunity for redemption. But Alvin’s disfunctional family will entangle him into a situation he would have rather avoided.
Third Week is a USA-Spain co-production shot in Staten Island, a socially and aesthetically marginalized neighborhood of New York City seldom represented on screen. Manhattan stands glimmering across the waters while Staten Island, strained and forgotten, echoing Alvin’s situation, searches for a second chance in the post-industrial era.