March 18 – 29
At Tower City
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Run Time: 88 minutes
After three years of prison, everything can change – as Enrique (Esai Morales) discovers upon returning to a different home. GUN HILL ROAD is an emotional and powerful film about how far one must go to find the path to redemption and the changes one must make to follow that path. Enrique's child Michael (the incredible Harmony Santana) is struggling with her identity as a transgender teen in a world of little acceptance. The relationship between Enrique and Michael works as the catalyst for two people striving to find anyone to guide them towards solace and approval. While Michael struggles with the perils of young love, Enrique must struggle with what it means to be a man in an unforgiving world. In the end, it may be Enrique's ability to empathize with his wife's affair that truly starts him on his path. Judy Reyes (T.V.'s "Scrubs") is impeccable as Enrique's estranged wife Angela, who might be the only person capable of accepting both Enrique and Michael for who they truly are. Making his feature film directorial debut, celebrated short film director Rashaad Ernesto Green has given us an astounding and commanding film touching on the emotional struggles of a family trying to find salvation and peace the only place they can: within each other. – T.W.
Friday, March 30, 2012 at 8:50 PM
This screening is on Stand By.
Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 11:10 AM
Focus On Filmmakers
Rashaad Ernesto Green
Nicolas Duval-Adassovsky, Laurent Zeitoun, Yann Zenou
Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano
François Cluzet, Omar Sy
A prolific and successful short film writer/director, Rashaad Ernesto Green was born in Bronx, NY and holds a Master's degree from the Graduate Acting Program at NYU Tisch School of the Arts.
GUN HILL ROAD (2011)